House committee to review 'bullying' by land management agencies

A House Natural Resources subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing next week on alleged threats and bullying tactics used by federal land managing agencies.

The oversight hearing to be held next Tuesday will review a wider array of "abusive conduct" spanning multiple agencies. The members will hear from Americans across the country who will share their personal experiences of "threats, intimidation and bullying," the subcommittee said in a statement.

The subcommittee said the hearing is not a follow up of last week's joint investigation of the National Park Service with the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It is not connected to agencies' actions during the government shutdown.

The House GOP blasted the National Park Service director last week for making park closures as difficult as possible during the shutdown and for promoting a hostile environment toward visitors.