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Video of congressional hearing on Pearson Air Museum

In case you didn’t feel like waking up early to catch the 7 a.m. webcast of Thursday’s congressional hearing on the Pearson Air Museum, The Columbian has you covered.

Below are highlights from the meeting of House Natural Resources Committee members, broken up into five videos, courtesy of the official YouTube feed for U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas.

Herrera Beutler’s opening statements before the committee:

Herrera Beutler questions the National Park Service and the Fort Vancouver National Trust:

U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican from Alaska, grills National Park Service official:

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, a Repulican from Utah, tells a National Park Service official: “When you’re in a hole, you should quit digging.”

Arizona Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva urges the National Park Service to make some changes:

House Resolution 716, introduced by Herrera Beutler, would transfer ownership of Pearson Air Museum and the surrounding 7 acres from the Park Service to the city of Vancouver.

Stevie Mathieu

Stevie Mathieu is a political writer at The Columbian. Contact her at 360-735-4523 or stevie.mathieu@columbian.com or www.facebook.com/reportermathieu or www.twitter.com/col_politics.

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