Hearings and Testimony of the 116th Congress

Date   Hearing Subject Witness(es)
Nov 18, 2020

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 823/S. 241 (Neguse/Bennet), Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act;

S. 1695 (Lee), Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act;

S. 2804 (Cortez Mastso), Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act

S. 3492 (Cortez Mastso), Elko National Cemetery Act;

S. 4569 (McSally), Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act;

S. 4599 (Heinrich), Pecos Watershed Protection Act;

S. 4625 (Wyden), National Prescribed Fire Act of 2000;

S. 4696 (Murkowski), University of Alaska Fiscal Foundation Act; and

S. 4889 (Murkowski), Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Fulfillment Act of 2020

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands, Forest and Mining (Lee)

Michael Nedd, Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Land Management

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

Sep 23, 2020

Pending Legislation 

S. 3264 (Udall), Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act of 2020

S. 4079 (Rubio), A bill to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Sep 22, 2020

Emerging Offshore/Marine Energy Technologies

Full Committee oversight hearing on Emerging Offshore and Marine Energy Technologies in the United States

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Sep 16, 2020

Pending Legislation 

S. 180 (Hoeven), A bill to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize fee ownership of certain oil and gas drilling or spacing units

S. 1295 (Cramer), Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act

S. 1870 (Lee)/H.R. 722 (Curtis), Miracle Mountain Designation Act

S. 2533 (Murkowski), A bill to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to Alaska Native elders for determining eligibility for certain programs

S. 2828 (Wyden), Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owhyee Act

S. 2890 (Cortez Masto), Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation Act

S. 3241 (Heinrich), A bill to amend the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act to establish the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico

S. 3366 (King), Gold Star Families Parks Pass Act

S. 3427 (McSally), Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act

S. 3485 (Whitehouse), OFFSHORE Act

S. 4431 (Feinstein), Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020

S. 4475 (Sinema), La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands, Forests and Mining (Lee)

Amanda Kaster, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
Jul 29, 2020

Safely Reopening BIE Schools 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Preparing to Head Back to Class: Addressing How to Safely Reopen Bureau of Indian Education Schools

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education
Jul 28, 2020

U.S. Park Police and Lafayette Square Protesters

Full Committee oversight hearing on Unanswered Questions About the US Park Police's June 1 Attack on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Gregory Monahan, Acting Chief, U.S. Park Police
Jul 22, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 2718 (Udall), Western Water Security Act

S. 3811 (Feinstein), Restoration of Essential Conveyance Act

S. 4188 (Harris), A bill to provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability

S. 4189 (Wyden), A bill to provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability

S. __, Water-Energy Technology Demonstration and Deployment Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McSally)

 

Aubrey Bettencourt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Jul 22, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 958 (O’Halleran), Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act

House Natural Resources S/C for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Jason O’Neal, Assistant Deputy Director, Office of Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jul 21, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 970 (Brown), Robert E. Lee Statue Removal Act

H.R. 4135 (Norton), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to remove the statue to the memory and in honor of Albert Pike erected near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia

H.R. 7550 (McEachin), To direct the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to inventory Confederate commemorative works on certain Federal lands

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Haaland)

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

Jul 13, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4345 (Luria), Fort Monroe National Monument Land Acquisition Act

H.R. 4840 (O’Halleran), Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 2019

 H.R. 5458 (Neguse), Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act 

H.R. 5459 (Neguse), Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act 

H.R. 5472 (Bishop), Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act

H.R. 5852 (Himes), Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act

H.R. 7098 (Grijalva), Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2020 

H.R. 7489 (Wittman), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the Commonwealth of Virginia or the District of Columbia certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service for the construction of rail and other infrastructure

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Haaland)

Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Jun 25, 2020

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1776 (Blumenauer), Captive Primate Safety Act

H.R. 2264 (Lieu), Bear Protection Act of 2019

H.R. 2492 (Gianforte), St. Mary's Reinvestment

H.R. 2871 (Fulcher), Aquifer Recharge Flexibility Act

H.R. 3937 (Newhouse), Nathaniel 'Nat' Washington Power Plant

H.R. 6761 (Grijalva), Murder Hornet Eradication Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (Huffman)

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

Statement for the Record, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(HR 2264, HR 1776)
(HR 6761)

Jun 24, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee heaing on 
S. 2165 (Heinrich), Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2019

S. 2716 (Merkley), A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act

S. 2912 (McSally), Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act

S. 3019 (Daines), Montana Water Rights Protection Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tim Petty, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Jun 24, 2020

Mineral Supply Chains Impact

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mineral Supply Chains

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Dr. Nedal Nassar, Section Chief, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Jun 18, 2020

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 244 (Stewart), Advancing Conservation and Education Act

H.R. 2611 (Huffman), Public Lands Telecommunications Act

H.R. 3682 (Lujan), Land Grant and Acequia Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act

H.R. 5040 (Curtis), AIR Safety Act of 2019

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management
Jun 9, 2020

Wildfire Management

Full Committee oversight hearing on Wilfire Management in the Midst of COVID-19

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Amanda Kaster, Acting Deputy, Assistant Secretary - Land and Minerals Management
Mar 11, 2020

BOR/Army Corps Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2021 for the Bureau of Reclamation within the Interior Department and the Army Corps Engineers

Senate Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development (Alexander)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Mar 11, 2020

Interior Buget 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Department of the Interior Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2021

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (McCollum)

David Bernhardt, Secretary
Mar 10, 2020

BOR/Army Corps Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 2021

House Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Kaptur)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tim Petty, Assistant Interior Secretary for Water and Science

Mar 10, 2020

Energy/Mineral Resources Agencies 2021 Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lowenthal)

William Pendley, Deputy Director for Programs and Policy, Bureau of Land Management

Scott Angelle, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Glenda Owens, Deputy Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Jim Reilly, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Mar 10, 2020

FY 2021 Budget - BLM

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Spending Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Michael Nedd, Deputy Director, Operations, Bureau of Land Management
Mar 10, 2020

Interior Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 Interior Department Budget 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

David Bernhardt, Secretary
Mar 4, 2020

Pending Legislation

Full Committee legislative hearing on
S. 2610 (Murkowski), Tribal Energy Reauthorization Act

S. 2891 (Udall), Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Hoeven) 

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mar 4, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1863 (Durbin), A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the sites associated with the life and legacy of the noted American philanthropist and business executive Julius Rosenwald, with a special focus on the Rosenwald Schools

S. 1910 (Sasse), A bill to rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park

S. 1969 (Cardin), Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

S. 2206 (Tillis), A bill to express the sense of Congress regarding restoration and maintenance of the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium

S. 2340 (Durbin), Cahokia Mounds Mississippian Culture National Historical Park Act

S. 2827 (Brown), U.S. African-American Burial Grounds Network Act

S. 2924 (Heinrich), A bill to establish the Bandelier National Park and Preserve in the State of New Mexico

S. 3098 (Perdue), Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act

S. 3119 (McSally), Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act

S. 3121 (McSally), Chiricahua National Park Act

S. 3265 (Murphy), Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act

S. 3331 (Gardner), Rocky Mountain Ownership Correction and Boundary Modification

H.R. 182 (Keating), A bill to extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission

H.R. 1472 (Smith), A bill to rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Daines)

Shawn Benge, Acting Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service
Mar 4, 2020

Interior Budget 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Susan Combs, Assistant Interior Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget
Mar 4, 2020

Interior Budget 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2021 for the Interior Department

Senate Appropriations S/c on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Murkowski)

David Bernhardt, Secretary
Mar 4, 2020

Invasive Species/Western Water Resources Management

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Impact of Invasive Species on Bureau of Reclamation Facilities and Management of Water Resources in the West

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McSally)

Scott Cameron, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget 
Feb 27, 2020

Parks and Recreation Bills 

Subcommittee legislative hearing on
H.R. 3651 (Fortenberry), To facilitate the use of certain land in Nebraska for public outdoor recreational opportunities

H.R. 3681 (Levin), Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act of 2019

H.R. 4236 (Quigley), Reducing Waste in National Parks Act

H.R. 4512 (Barragan), Outdoors for All Act

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland) 

Lena McDowell, Deputy Director, Management and Administration, National Park Service
Feb 26, 2020

Border Wall Construction

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture: The Trump Administration’s Construction of the Border Wall

House Natural Resources S/C for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Scott Cameron, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary forl Policy, Management and Budget
Feb 22, 2020

Pending Legislation

Full Committee field hearing on 
S. 2555 (Capito), New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Lizzie Watts, Superintendant, New River Gorge National River, National Park Service
Feb 6, 2020

Transportation Needs 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Assessing the Transportation Needs of Tribes, Federal Land Management Agencies, and U.S. Territories

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure S/C on Highways and Transit (Lowenthal)

Aaron Reif, Transportation Program Manager, Office of Acquisition and Property Management
Feb 5, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4059 (Ruiz), To take certain lands in California into trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

H.R. 4495 (Ruiz), To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California

H.R. 4888 (Schrader), To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act

H.R. 5153 (Young), Indian Buffalo Management Act

House Natural Resources S/C for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Feb 5, 2020

Fish and Wildlife Service 

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Fish and Wildlie Service

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Barrasso)

Robert Wallace, Assistant Secretary – Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Feb 5, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 5598 (McCollum), Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lowenthal)

Leah Baker, Associate State Director, Bureau of Land Management
Jan 28, 2020

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4891 (Small), Western Water Security Act of 2019

H.R. 5316 (Cox), Move Water Now Act

H.R. 5347 (Cox), Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water Assistance Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (Huffman)

Grayford Payne, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Administration and Budget, Bureau of Reclamation
Dec 17, 2019

Nomination Hearing 

Full Committee hearing on the nomination of Lanny E. Erdos, to be Director of the Interior Department's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Lanny Erdos, Nominee
Dec 4, 2019

Parks Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 722 (Curtis), Miracle Mountain Designation Act

H.R. 1702 (Steube), Free Veterans from Fees Act

H.R. 2317 (Norcross), Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Landmark Act

H.R. 3094 (Soto), To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806

H.R. 3349 (Doggett), Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act

H.R. 3465 (Napolitano), Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019

H.R. 5068 (Norton), To authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and it environs

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

David Vela, Deputy Director, National Park Service
Nov 21, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on
S. 430 (Crapo), A bill to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000

S. 1643 (Wyden), Forest Management for Rural Stability Act

S. 2108 (Daines), Small County PILT Parity Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Denise Flanagan, Director, Office of Budget 
Nov 19, 2019

Native American Federal Funding Shortfalls

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Reviewing the Broken Promises Report: Examining the Chronic Federal Funding Shortfalls for Native Americans

House Natural Resources S/C on Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Nov 14, 2019

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee markup on
H.R. 4248 (Cartwright), Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lowenthal)

Statement for the Record, Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
Nov 13, 2019

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4957 (Gallego), A bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Spike Bighorn, Acting Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Nov 7, 2019

Energy Development Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 2418 (Cassidy), Conservation Of America's Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life Act

S. 2666 (Gosar), Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Greg Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management 

Nov 6, 2019

Tribal 477 Programs 

Full Committee hearing on Examining the 477 Program: Reducing Red Tape While Promoting Employment and Training Opportunities in Indian Country

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Hoeven)

Spike Bighorn, Acting Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
Nov 5, 2019

Nomination Hearing 

Full Committee hearing to consider the nominations of
Katharine MacGregor, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior; and 

James P. Danly, to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2023

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Murkowski)

Katharine MacGregor, Nominee
Oct 31, 2019

Public Lands Bills 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 1665 (Heinrich), A bill to modify the procedures for issuing special recreation permits for certain public land units

S. 1723 (Gardner), Ski Area Fee Retention Act

S. 1967 (Wyden), Recreation Not Red Tape Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Nikki Haskett, Acting Assistant Director, National Conservation  Lands and Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management
Oct 30, 2019

Sexual Harrassment at DOI

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Sexual Harassment at the Department of the Interior 

House Natural Resources S/C on Oversight and Investigations (Cox)

Susan Combs, Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget 

Mark Greenblatt, Inspector General

Oct 29, 2019

Parks Bills 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 139 (Davis), Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument Act

H.R. 486 (Vargas), Chicano Park Preservation Act

H.R. 3250 (Davis), Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2019

H.R. 3824 (Bost), Cahokia Mounds Mississippian Culture National Historical Park Act

H.R. 4139 (Vela), To provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Haaland)

David Vela, Deputy Director, Operations, National Park Service
Oct 17, 2019

Wildlife Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2795 (Beyer), Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019

H.R. 3742 (Dingell), Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (Huffman)

Steve GuertinDeputy Director for Program Management and Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Oct 17, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2420 (Serrano), National Museum of the American Latino Act

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Oct 17, 2019

Chronic Wasting Disease

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

William Werkheiser, Science Advisor to the Secretary
Oct 16, 2019

Homeownership in Indian Country

Full Committee oversight hearing on Lending Opportunities: Opening the Door to Homeownership in Indian Country

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Hoeven)

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Oct 16, 2016

Disease and Wildlife Management

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Impacts of Diseases on Wildlife Conservation and Management

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Barrasso)

Steve Guertin, Deputy Director for Program Management and Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sep 26, 2019

Pacific Islands 

Joint Committee oversight hearing on Sustaining U.S. Pacific Insular Relationships

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)  
House Foreign Affairs Committee (Engel)

Nikolao Pula, Director, Office of Insular Affairs 
Sep 26, 2019

Oversight Matters

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Department of the Interior’s Failure to Cooperate with Congressional Oversight Requests

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Dan Jorjani, Department of Interior
Sep 25, 2019

Indian Affairs Appropriations 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1128 (McCollum), Indian Programs Advanced Appropriations Act

H.R. 1135 (Young), Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2019

House Natural Resources S/C on Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs 
Sep 24, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 925 (Thompson), North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act

H.R. 1747 (Wittman), National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act

H.R. 2748 ( Cartwright), Safeguarding America's Future and Environment Act

H.R. 2854 (Velazquez) Protect Our Refuges Act of 2019

H.R. 2918 (Grijalva), Extinction Prevention Act of 2019

H.R. 2956 (Calvert), To provide for the establishment of the Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge

H.R. 3399 (Harder), To amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 to include California in the program

H.R. 4340 (Jeffries), Amphibians in Decline Conservation Fund Act

H.R. 4341 (Huffman), Critically Endangered Animals Act of 2019

H.R. 4348 (Grijalva), To terminate certain rules issued by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce relating to endangered and threatened species 

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (Huffman)

Steve Guertin, Deputy Director for Program Management and Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Sep 19, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 216 (Cantwell), Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act

H.R 1312 (Huffman), Yurok Lands Act of 2019

H.R. 3846 (Lujan), Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2019

H.R. 4153 (Khanna), Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
Sep 19, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 3458 (Bishop), Recreation Not Red Tape Act

H.R. 3879 (Haaland), Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Leah Baker, Acting Assistant Director for Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management 
Sep 19, 2019

Marine Debris Impacts

Subcommittee hearing on Marine Debris: Impacts on Ecosystems and Species

House Appropriations S/C for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

Steve Guertin, Deputy Director for Program Management and Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director of Ecosystems, U.S. Geological Survey 

Sep 11, 2019

MMIW Crisis 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Reviewing the Trump Administration’s Approach to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Crisis

House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Charles Addington, Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Sep 11, 2019

Nomination Hearing 

Full Committee hearing on the nomination of 
Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and

Katherine Andrea Lemos to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Barrasso)

Aurelia Skipwith, Nominee
Sep 10, 2019

BLM Reorganization

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the Proposed Reorganization and Relocation of the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

William Pendley, Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management
Aug 8, 2019

Expanding Visitation at Lesser-Known National Parks

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Opportunities to Expand Visitation at Lesser-Known National Park System Units

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Daines)

Palmer “Chip” Jenkins, Acting Intermountain Regional Director, National Park Service
Jul 25, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3596 (Pingree), Keep America's Waterfronts Working Act

H.R. 335 (Mast), South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act

H.R. 2185 (Norton), District of Columbia Flood Prevention Act

H.R. 3510 (Harder), Water Resources Research Amendments Act

H.R. 3115 (Pallone), A bill to direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make grants to State and local governments and nongovernmental organizations for purposes of carrying out climate-resilient living shoreline projects that protect coastal communities by supporting ecosystem functions and habitats with the use of natural materials and systems

H.R. 3541 (Carbajal), A bill to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal climate change adaptation preparedness and response program

H.R. 729 (Kilmer), A bill to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize grants to Indian Tribes to further achievement of Tribal coastal zone objectives

H.R. 3237 (Neguse), Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Extension Act

H.R. 3723 (Levin), To promote desalination project development and drought resilience

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (Huffman)

Karl Stock, Acting Director, Policy and Administration, Bureau of Reclamation 

Statement for the Record, U.S. Geological Survey

Jul 24, 2019

Indian Education Construction Oversight

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Bureau of Indian Education, Education Construction

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs
Jul 24, 2019

Interior Nomination 

Full Committee hearing on the nomination of
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer to serve as Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Hoeven)

Sequoyah Simermeyer, Nominee
Jul 24, 2019

Reclamation Fund/Bureau of Reclamation Status 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Status of the Reclamation Fund and the Bureau of Reclamation’s Future Infrastructure Funding Needs

House Natural Resources S/C on Oversight and Investigations (Cox)

Grayford Payne, Deputy Commissioner, Policy Administration and Budget, Bureau of Reclamation
Jul 23, 2019

Freely Associated States

Full Committee hearing on United States’ Interests in the Freely Associated States

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs 
Jul 18, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 401 (O’Halleran), Lowell Observatory Conveyance Act

H.R. 1572 (Quigley), Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act

H.R. 2819 (Kim), Gold Star Families National Monument Extension Act

H.R. 1492 (Tipton), Yucca House National Monument Boundary Revision Act

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

William Shaddox, Chief, Land Resources Division, National Park Service

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management 

Jul 18, 2019

Water Storage and Conservation Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 1570 (Risch), Aquifer Recharge Flexibility Act

S. 1932 (Gardner), Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Infrastructure Act

S. 2044 (McSally), Water Supply Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Utilization Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McSally)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Jul 16, 2019

Wild Horses and Burros 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Long-Term Management Options for the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands, Forests and Mining (Lee)

Steve Tryon, Deputy Assistant Director for Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management
Jul 16, 2019

Indian Affairs Bills 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 2414 (Grijalva), To amend the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act

H.R. 2031 (Haaland), To amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes

H.R. 895 (Johnson), To allow tribal grant schools to participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program

H.R. 396 (Mullin), To provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois

House Natural Resources S/C on Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jul 11, 2019

Tribal Infrastructure 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Tribal Infrastructure: Roads, Bridges, and Buildings

House Natural Resources S/C on Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jul 10, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 252 (Amodei), Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act

H.R. 1475 (Stauber), To create a publicly available lottery system for permits for the use of motorized or nonmotorized boats in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

H.R. 2199 (Carbajal), Central Coast Heritage Protection Act

H.R. 2215 (Chu), San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act

H.R. 2250 (Huffman), Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act

H.R. 2546 (DeGette), Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019

H.R. 2642 (Kilmer), Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Haaland)

Leah Baker, Acting Assistant Director for Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management 

Statement for the Record, National Park Service 

Jun 26, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 644 (Bishop), Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act

H.R. 2459 (O’Halleran), Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act

H.R. 3292 (Lujan), Aamodt Litigation Settlement Completion Act of 2019

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (Huffman)

Alan Mikkelsen, Senior Advisor to the Secretary on Water and Western Resource Issues and Chair of the Working Group on Indian Water Settlements
Jun 26, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 325 (Hoeven), Garrison Diversion Unit Project Oakes Test Area Conveyance Act

S. 860 (Gardner), Jackson Gulch Rehabilitation Project Modification Act

S. 990 (Barrasso), Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Extension Act

S. 1305 (Tester), St. Mary's Reinvestment Act

S. 1758 (Gardner), A bill to extend a repayment contract relating to the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District and to authorize the District to develop an excess capacity contract to offset repayment costs

S. 1882 (Daines), A bill to make available the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use power by the Kinsey Irrigation Company and the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McSally)

Kiel Weaver, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Jun 25, 2019

Uranium Classification 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 3405 (Grijalva), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to revise the Final List of Critical Minerals

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lowenthal)

Steve Fortier, Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Jun 25, 2019

LWCF 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Implementation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Susan Combs, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget
Jun 20, 2019

Geothermal Energy Development 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Opportunities and Challenges for Advanced Geothermal Energy Development in the United States 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Tim Spisak, State Director for New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas, Bureau of Land Management 
Jun 20, 2019

Oil and Gas Leasing 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 3225 (Levin), Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2019

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lowenthal)

Mike Nedd, Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Land Management 
Jun 19, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 227 (Murkowski), Savanna's Act

S. 288 (Smith), Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act

S. 290 (Udall), Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act

S. 982 (Masto), Not Invisible Act of 2019

S. 1853 (Udall), Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act 

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

Charles Addington, Director, Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
Jun 19, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 225 (Isakson), Preserving America's Battlefields Act

S. 298 (Duckworth), Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument Act

S. 327 (Shaheen), Wounded Veterans Recreation Act

S. 389 (Moran), FIRST Act

S. 641 (Gardner), Yucca House National Monument Boundary Revision Act

S. 774 (Feinstein), Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

S. 849 (Cramer), U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Act

S. 1152 (Boozman), A bill to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal land in Arlington, Virginia

S. 1582 (Heinrich), A bill to establish the White Sands National Park in the State of New Mexico as a unit of the National Park System

S. 1705 (Bennet), A bill to authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Daines)

Dan Smith, Deputy Director National Park Service
Jun 18, 2019

Deferred Maintenance 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Deferred Maintenance Needs and Potential Solutions on Fededral Lands Administered by the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Scott Cameron, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget
Jun 13, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 967 (Gianforte), Clean Water for Rural Communities Act

H.R. 1162 (Napolitano), Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act

H.R. 1446 (Clay), Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019

H.R. 1976 (Kildee), To require the Director of the United States Geological Survey to perform a nationwide survey of perfluorinated compounds

H.R. 2473 (Harder), Securing Access for the central Valley and Enhancing (SAVE) Water Resources Act

H.R. 2685 (Drew), Wild Bird Conservation Act 

H.R. __ (Discussion Draft), Migratory Bird Protection Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (Huffman)

Grayford Payne, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Administration and Budget, Bureau of Reclamation 

U.S. Geological Survey, Statement for the Record

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Statement for the Record 

Jun 13, 2019

Wildland Fire Outlook

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Outlook for Wildland Fire Management and Programs for Fiscal Year 2019

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Jeff Rupert, Director, Offcie of Wildland Fire 
Jun 5, 2019

Indian Affairs Bills 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 733 (McCollum), Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act

H.R. 1031 (Vargas), Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2019

H.R. 1803 (Walden), To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865

H.R. 2961 (Larsen), To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Samish Indian Nation

House Natural Resources S/C Indigenious Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jun 5, 2019

Public Lands Bills 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1373 (Grijalva), Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

H.R. 2181 (Lujan), Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act

House Natural Resources S/C National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Michael Nedd, Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Land Management
Jun 5, 2019

Interior Nomination 

Full Committee hearing on the nomination of
   Robert Wallace of Wyoming to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Robert Wallace, Nominee
Jun 4, 2019

Interior Nomination 

Full Committe hearing on the nomination of 
Robert Wallace of Wyoming to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Barrasso)

Robert Wallace, Nominee
May 22, 2019

Public Lands Bills 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 182 (Keating), To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission

H.R. 307 (Hice), Preserving America’s Battlefields Act

H.R. 473 (Neguse), To authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

H.R. 1088 (Marshall), First Infantry Recognition of Sacrifice in Theater Act (FIRST Act)

H.R. 1130 (Rush), Fort Pillow National Battlefield Park Study Act

H.R. 1179 (Adams), African-American Burial Grounds Network Act

H.R. 1248 (Pingree), York River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2019

H.R. 1472 (Smith), To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park

H.R. 1487 (Lieu), Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act

H.R. 1727 (Connolly), Complete America’s Great Trails Act

H.R. 2369 (Rice), Long Island Aviation History ActH.R. 2427 (Sarbanes), Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act of 2019

H.R. 2427 (Sarbanes), Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act of 2019

H.R. 2490 (Fortenberry), To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail

H.R. 2525 (Ryan), To establish the Steel Valley National Heritage Area in the States of Pennsylvania and Ohio

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Dan Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service 
May 22, 2019

Interior Budget 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2020 for the Department of the Interior

Senate Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies (Murkowski)

David Bernhardt, Secretary 
May 21, 2019

FWS/NOAA Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (Huffman)

Margaret Everson, Principal Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
May 16, 2019

BOR/USGS Budget 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal for the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey 

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (Huffman)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Don Cline, Associate Director, Water Resources Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey

May 16, 2019

Indian Boarding Schools

Subcommittee oversight hearing on  Investigating the Health and Safety Risks of Native Children at BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) Boarding Schools

House Natural Resources S/C for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (Gallego)

Mark Cruz, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Policy and Economic Development, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
May 15, 2019

Indian Programs Budget/Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on The President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for Indian Programs and
S. 1211 (Hoeven), Addressing Underdeveloped and Tribally Operated Streets Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
May 15, 2019

Interior Budget 

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Interior Department Budget and Policy Priorities for Fiscal Year 2020

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

David Bernhardt, Secretary
May 14, 2019

Public Lands Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 242 (McSally), To require the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain land in the Coconino National Forest in the State of Arizona

S. 258 (Cortez Masto), To prohibit oil and gas leasing on the National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada

S. 434 (Braun), To provide for a report on the maintenance of Federal land holdings under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior

S. 490 (Daines), To designate a mountain ridge in the State of Montana as ‘B-47 Ridge’

S. 499 (Cassidy), To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation

S. 526 (Heinrich), To withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development

S. 1079 (Udall), To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico

S. 1262 (Wyden), To designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing an geothermal leasing laws

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Public Lands, Forests and Mining (Murkowski)

Mike Nedd, Deputy Director for Operations, Bureau of Land Management

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 

May 14, 2019

U.S. Mineral Security Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 1052 (Manchin), Rare Earth Element Advanced Coal Technologies Act

S. 1317 (Murkowski), A bill to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Joe Balash, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
May 8, 2019

Indian Affairs Budget 

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Department's Fiscal Year 2020 Request for Indian Programs 

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
May 7, 2019

DOI Budget 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Department’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

David Bernhardt, Secretary
May 2, 2019

Interior Nominations 

Full Committee hearing on the nominations of 
Daniel Jorjani to be Interior Department Solicitor, and

Mark Lee Greenblatt to be Interior Inspector General

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Daniel Jorjani, Nominee

Mark Lee Greenblatt, Nominee

May 1, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 279 (Thune), Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act

S. 790 (Graham), A bill to clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103-116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993

S. 832 (Merkley), A bill to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs 
Apr 30, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 642 (Thompson), Oil Region National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

H.R. 1049 (Tonko), National Heritage Area Act of 2019

H.R. 1990 (Turner), National Aviation Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2288 (Tonko), To increase the total authorization of appropriations for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Dan Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service 
Apr 30, 2019

BIA/BIE

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

Tara Sweeney, Assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs

Apr 30, 2019

Interior Department Reorganization 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Department of the Interior Reorganization Efforts 

House Natural Resources S/C on Oversight and Investigations (Cox)

Scott Cameron, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget
Apr 10, 2019

BOR/Army Corps Budget Requests 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2020 for the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Senate Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development (Alexander)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation 
Apr 10, 2019

Community Development in Indian Country

Committee oversight hearing on Building Out Indian Country: Tools for Community Development

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Hoeven)

Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs 
Apr 10, 2019

BLM/USFS Budget Priorities

Subcommittee oversight hearing Examining the Spending Priorities and Mission of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Haaland)

Brian Steed, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management 
Apr 4, 2019

Reclamation Water Settlements Fund 

Full Committee hearing on 
H.R. 1904 (Grijalva), A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund permanent

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Alan Mikkelsen, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Water and Western Resources Issues, Chair, Working Group on Indian Water Settlements
Apr 4, 2019

BLM/ BOEM/ BSEE Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Requests

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

Brian Steed, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management

Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Scott Angelle, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Apr 3, 2019

Safety of Indian Roads 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Enhancing Tribal Self-Goverance and Safety of Indian Roads 

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

LeRoy Gishi, Chief for Tribal Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Apr 3, 2019

NPS/ FWS/ USGS Budget 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on National Parks Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Requests

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

Dan Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Margaret Everson, Principal Deputy Director, Fish and Wildlife Service

Jim Reilly, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Apr 3, 2019

NPS Budget Priorities

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Spending Priorities and Mission of the National Park Service

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (Haaland)

Dan Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service
Apr 2, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 306 (Hice), Kettle Creek Battlefield Study Act

H.R. 434 (Jackson Lee), Emancipation National Historic Trail Act

H.R. 823 (Neguse), Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act

H.R. 1708 (Schiff), To adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Haaland)

Dan Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Mar 28, 2019

Colorado River Drought 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan 

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (Huffman)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Mar 28, 2019

Interior Nomination Hearing 

Full Committee oversight hearing to consider the nomination of 
  David Bernhardt of Virginia to be Secretary of the Interior 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

David Bernhardt, Nominee
Mar 27, 2019

Colorado River Drought 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Colorado River Contingency Plan 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on Water and Power (McSally)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Mar 27, 2019

Interior Budget 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal 

House Natural Resources (Grijalva)

Scott Cameron, Principal Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget

Mar 27, 2019

Army Corps of Engineers/BOR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

House Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Kaptur)

Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary - Water and Science

Mar 26, 2019

Interior Budget 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Interior Budget Request 

House Appropriations S/C on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (McCollum)

Scott Cameron, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget
Mar 20, 2019

Keeping Drugs Out of Indian Country

Full Committee oversight field hearing on To Protect and Serve: Joint Law Enforcement Efforts in Building Safe Tribal Communities and Stopping Dangerous Drugs from Entering Indian Country

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

Charles Addington, Deputy Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services
Mar 13, 2019

Review/Alteration of National Monuments 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Edwin Roberson, Utah State Director, Bureau of Land Management
Mar 13, 2019

FOIA Transparency Under the Trump Administration 

Full Committee oversight hearing on FOIA: Examining Transparency Under the Trump Administration

House Oversight and Reform Committee (Cummings)

Rachel Spector, Acting Deputy Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer
Mar 12, 2019

GAO High Risk List 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Where are they Now?  Indian Programs on the GAO High Risk List

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Hoeven)

Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education

Darryl LaCounte, Deputy Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Mar 12, 2019

Policies and Priorities

Subcommittee oversight hearing to Examine the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Power Marketing Administration

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lowenthal)

Mike Nedd, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management 
Mar 6, 2019

Offshore Energy Agencies Oversight

Subcommittee oversight hearing to Examine the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the U.S. Geological Survey

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Mineral Resources (Lowenthal)

Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 

Doug Morris, Chief of Offshore Regulatory Programs, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Feb 27, 2019

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing to consider the impacts of the removal of the Philippines as one of three countries whose citizens are no longer eligible for the H-2B worker visa program on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam; and 

H.R. 560 (Sablan), Northern Mariana Islands Residents Relief Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs (Gallego)

Nikolao Pula, Director, Office of Insular Affairs 

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