Hearings and Testimony of the 118th Congress

DATE  HEARING SUBJECT WITNESS(ES)
Jun 12, 2024

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on
S. 2908 (Heinrich), Indian Buffalo Management Act

S. 3263 (Britt), Poarch Band of Creek Indians Parity Act

S. 4000 (Padilla), To reaffirm the applicability of the Indian Reorganization

S. 4442 (Tester), Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Amendments Act of 2024

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs 
Jun 12, 2024

FWS Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on “The President's Proposed Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2025 for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Thomas)

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Jun 4, 2024

Indian Country Border Crisis

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Biden’s Border Crisis: Examining Efforts to Combat International Criminal Cartels and Stop Illegal Drug Trafficking Targeting Indian Country.”

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

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jun 4, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 6395 (Curtis), Recognizing the Importance of Critical Minerals in Healthcare Act of 2023

H.R. 8446 (Ciscomani), To amend the Energy Act of 2020 to include critical materials in the definition of critical mineral

H.R. 8450 (Commack), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to evaluate certain minerals for designation as critical minerals

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

Dr. Colin Williams, Mineral Resources Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey
May 23, 2024

BIA Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on "A Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for Indian Country."

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

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
May 23, 2024

BOEM/BSEE/ONRR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.”

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

Howard Cantor, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue

 

Elizabeth Klein, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

Kevin Sligh, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

May 22, 2024

Native Communities Safety

Full Committee oversight hearing on “Examining Public Safety and Justice Resources in Native Communities.”

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
May 22, 2024

USGS/OSMRE Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the United States Geological Survey and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.”

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

David Applegate, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

 

Sharon Buccino, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

May 22, 2024

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 776 (Lee), Help Hoover Dam Act

H.R. 7872 (Curtis), Colorado River Salinity Control Fix Act

H.R. 7938 (Bentz), Klamath Basin Water Agreement Support Act of 2024

H.R. 8263 (Boebert), Rural Jobs and Hydropower Expansion Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

David Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
May 16, 2024

BOR/FWS Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

May 15, 2024

BLM/NPS Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service.”

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Tracy Stone-Manning, Director, Bureau of Land Management

 

Charles Sams III, Director, National Park Service

May 15, 2024

BOR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on "A Review of the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Bureau of Reclamation."

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

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
May 15, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on

S. 2620 (Van Hollen), To establish the Chesapeake National Recreation Area as a unit of the National Park System

S. 2742 (Gillibrand), To establish the Fort Ontario National Monument in the State of New York as a unit of the National Park System

S. 2743 (Gillibrand), To amend the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act to designate as a component of the National Heritage Area System the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area in the State of New York

S. 2784 (Brown), To amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to adjust the boundary of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

S. 3195 (Kaine), to designate the General George C. Marshall House, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as an affiliated area of the National Park System

S. 3241 (Hyde-Smith), To establish the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians and Jefferson College as affiliated areas of the Natchez Historical Park

S. 3251 (Durbin), To modify the boundary of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in the State of Illinois

S. 3474 (King, Jr.), To redesignate the Hulls Cove Visitor Center at Acadia National Park as the “George J. Mitchell, Jr., Visitor Center”

S. 3534 (Gillibrand), To authorize the Pines Foundation to establish the Fire Islands AIDS Memorial

S. 3542 (Cassidy), To amend the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Act to modify the boundary of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

S. 3543 (Lankford), To establish the Historic Greenwood District—Black Wall Street National Monument in the State of Oklahoma

S. 3568 (Kaine) / H.R. 3448 (Stefanik), To amend chapter 3081 of title 54, United States Code, to enhance the protection and preservation of America’s battlefields

S. 4129 (Hoeven), To contribute funds and artifacts to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, North Dakota

S. 4209 (King, Jr.), To provide greater regional access to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in the State of Maine

S. 4216 (Ossoff), to establish the Ocmulgee Mounds National Park and Preserve in the State of Georgia

S. 4218 (Coons), to designate the visitor center for the First State National Historical Park to be located at the Sheriff’s House in New Castle, Delaware, as the “Thomas R. Carper Visitor Center”

S. 4222 (Padilla), To adjust the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve in the State of California to include the land within the Castle Mountains National Monument

S. 4227 (Padilla), To amend the California Desert Protection Act of 1994 to expand the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park

S. 4228 (Padilla), To redesignate the Cottonwood Visitor Center at Joshua Tree National Park as the “Senator Dianne Feinstein Visitor Center”

S. 4259 (Hirono), To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Lahaina National Heritage Area

H.R. 359 (Jenniffer González-Colón), To establish Fort San Gerónimo del Boquerón in Puerto Rico as an affiliated area of the National Park System

H.R. 2717 (Moore), To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work on the National Mall to honor the extraordinary acts of valor, selfless service, and sacrifice displayed by Medal of Honor recipients

H.R. 4984 (Comer), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus to the District of Columbia so that the District may use the Campus for purposes including residential and commercial development

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

Michael Caldwell, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service
May 8, 2024

BIA/OIA Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Office of Insular Affairs.”

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Carmen Cantor, Assistant Secretary – Insular and International Affairs

 

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

May 8, 2024

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on "A Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior."

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

Deb Haaland, Secretary
May 2, 2024

Interior Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on "The President's Budget Request for the U.S. Department of the Interior for Fiscal Year 2025."

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
May 1, 2024

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 465 (Cortez Masto), BADGES for Native Communities Act

S. 2695 (Cantwell), Parity for Tribal Law Enforcement Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
May 1, 2024

Interior Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on "Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior."

House Natural Resources Committee (Westerman)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Apr 30, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 2687 (Peltola), To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to aged, blind, or disabled Alaska Natives or descendants of Alaska Natives from being used to determine eligibility for certain programs

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Statement for the Record, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs 
Apr 17, 2024

BOR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the "Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for Bureau of Reclamation."

House Appropriations S/C on Energy and Water Development (Fleischmann)

Michael Brain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

 

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

Apr 17, 2024

Pending Legislation – Forest Management Activities

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. _ (Westerman), To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands (Discussion Draft)

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management
Apr 17, 2024

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the "Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the Department of the Interior."

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

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Apr 11, 2024

Insular Areas Affordable Energy 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Energizing the Territories: Promoting Affordable and Reliable Energy Sources for the U.S. Insular Areas.”

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

John Brewer, Jr., Director, Office of Insular Affairs 
Apr 10, 2024

FWS Refuge System Rule

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “The National Wildlife Refuge System at Risk: Impacts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed BIDEH Rule”.

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mar 21, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1395 (Fitzpatrick), Delaware River Basin Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2023

H.R. 6814 (Graves), Marine Fisheries Habitat Protection Act

House Natural Resources S/C  on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

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

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
 

Mar 20, 2024

Offshore Energy Dominance

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Assessing Domestic Offshore Energy Reserves and Ensuring U.S. Energy Dominance”.

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Minerals Resources (Stauber)

Dr. Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Mar 20, 2024

Tribal Employment/Training Opportunities

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Advancing Tribal Self-Determination: Examining the opportunities and challenges of the 477 Program”.

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
Mar 20, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5015 (Fernandez), Seedlings for Sustainable Habitat Restoration Act of 2023    

H.R. 5499 (Miller-Meeks), Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act

H.R. 6085 (Hageman), To prohibit the implementation of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Rock Springs RMP Revision, Wyoming

H.R. 6209 (Titus), Sloan Canyon Conservation and Lateral Pipeline Act

H.R. 6547 (Boebert), Colorado Energy Prosperity Act

H.R. 7006 (Curtis), To prohibit natural asset companies from entering into any agreement with respect to land in the State of Utah or natural assets on or in such land

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Nada Wolff Culver, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
Mar 12, 2024

Wildland Fire Mitigation

Full Committee oversight hearing on “Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission Final Reports to Congress”.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Joan Mooney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Budget
Mar 7, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1584 (LaLota/Courtney), Plum Island National Monument Act

H.R. 1647 (Moulton), Salem Maritime National Historical Park Redesignation and Boundary Study Act

H.R. 3173 (Amodei), Northern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act of 2023

H.R. 6852 (Espillat), Holcombe Rucker Park Landmark Act

H.R. 7332 (Maloy), Utah State Parks Adjustment Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director for Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Mar 6, 2024

BIA Contracting

Subcommittee oversight hearing on "Advancing Tribal Self-Determination: Examining Bureau of Indian Affairs' 638 Contracting."

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Mar 6, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 6482 (Fulcher), Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act

H.R. 7370 (Curtis), To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to establish a deadline for processing applications related to geothermal leasing

H.R. 7375 (Hageman), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to improve the assessment of expression of interest fees

H.R. 7377 (Hunt), To amend the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 to improve the management of royalties from oil and gas leases

H.R. 7409 (Kim), To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to waive the requirement for a Federal drilling permit for certain activities, to exempt certain activities from the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

H.R. 7422 (Ocasio-Cortez), To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to provide cost-recovery authority for the Department of the Interior

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

Benjamin Gruber, Acting Assistant Director Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management
Mar 6, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 7408 (Westerman), America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Matthew Strickler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Feb 28, 2024

Geologic Hydrogen Resources

Full Committee oversight hearing on “The Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Developing Geologic Hydrogen in the United States”.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)
 

Dr. Geoffrey Ellis, Energy Resources Program Lead for Geologic Hydrogen, U.S. Geological Survey
Feb 15, 2024

Federal Environmental Economic Decisions

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Bidenomics & Land Management: The Misguided National Strategy to Develop Environmental Economic Decisions.”

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

Henry Wykowski, Advisor, Bureau of Land Management
Feb 14, 2024

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 3119 (Soto), To provide for the issuance of a Manatee Semipostal Stamp

H.R. 6784 (Stauber), ESA Flexibility Act

H.R. 6854 (Fischbach), Habitat Enhancement Now Act

H.R. 7157 (Duarte), Strengthen Wood Product Supply Chain Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Feb 8, 2024

Pending Legislation

S. 2385 (Bennet), Tribal Access to Clean Water Act of 2023        

S. 2868 (Smith), A bill to accept the request to revoke the charter of incorporation of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota at the request of that Community

S. 2796 (Mullin), A bill to provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois

S. 3230 (Fisher), Winnebago Land Transfer Act of 2023

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Kathryn Isom-Clause, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development
Jan 31, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 2925 (Amodei), Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023

H.R. 7003 (DelBene), To amend the National Landslide Preparedness Act to reauthorize such Act

H.R. 7004 (Curtis), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to amend references of gilsonite to asphaltite

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

Steve Feldgus, Ph.D, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Land and Minerals Management
Jan 30, 2024

Earthquake and Windstorm Reduction Program

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “From Risk To Resilience: Reauthorizing the Earthquake and Windstorm Hazards Reduction Programs”.

House Science, Space and Technology S/C on Research and Technology (Collins)

Dr. Gavin Hayes, Senior Science Advisor, Earthquake and Geologic Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey
Jan 30, 2024

Indian Country Land Consolidation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Examining the Opportunities and Challenges of Land Consolidation in Indian Country”.

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Darryl  LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jan 18, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 6062 (Radewagen), To restore the ability of the people of American Samoa to approve amendments to the territorial constitution based on majority rule in a democratic act of self-determination, as authorized pursuant to an Act of Congress delegating administration of Federal territorial law in the territory to the President, and to the Secretary of the Interior under Executive Order 10264, dated June 29, 1951, under which the Constitution of American Samoa was approved and may be amended without requirement for further congressional action, subject to the authority of Congress under the Territorial Clause in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution

H.R. 6273 (Moylan), Guam Host Community Compensation Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman) 

Keone Nakoa, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Insular and International Affairs
Jan 18, 2024

Interior’s Telework Policies

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Reporting for Duty: Examining the Impacts of the Department of the Interior’s Remote and Telework Policies”.

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

Mark Green, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Human Capital and Diversity and Chief Human Capital Officer
Jan 18, 2024

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 5441 (La Lota), Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Reauthorization Act of 2023

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries (Bentz)

Statement for the Record, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jan 11, 2024

OCS Access

Subcommittee oversight hearing on “Examining the Biden Administration’s Limits on Access to the OCS: Impacts on Consumers, States, and Operators”.

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

Dr. Walter D. Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Dec 12, 2023

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 1281 (Cortez Masto), Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023 

S. 1742 (Heinrich), Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act of 2023 

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

Steve Feldgus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary – Land and Minerals Management
Dec 12, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 5482 (Hageman), Energy Poverty Prevention and Accountability Act of 2023

H.R. 6474 (Steel), To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to expedite geothermal exploration and development in previously studied or developed areas

H.R. 6481 (Hageman), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse the fee for an expression of interest if the expression of interest becomes inactive

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management
Dec 6, 2023

Habitat/Ecosystem Restoration

Full Committee oversight hearing on “Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Investments in Habitat and Ecosystem Restoration, Pollinators, and Wildlife Crossings”.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Carper)

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dec 6, 2023

Fentanyl Crisis in Indian Country

Full Committee oversight hearing on Fentanyl in Native Communities: Examining the Federal Response to the Growing Crisis.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

R. Glen Melville, Deputy Bureau Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Dec 5, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4524 (Newhouse), Parity for Tribal Law Enforcement Act

H.R. 6368 (LaMalfa), Indian Buffalo Management Act

H.R. 6443 (Issa), To take certain land in the State of California into trust for the benefit of the Jamul Indian Village of California Tribe

H.R. 4748 (Peltola), Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management 

Dec 5, 2023

Tribal Forest Management

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining Opportunities to Promote and Enhance Tribal Forest Management.

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Bodie Shaw, Deputy Regional Director - Trust Services, Northwest Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Dec 5, 2023

National Parks Air Tour Program

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Limiting Access and Damaging Gateway Economics: Examining the National Parks Air Tour Management Program.

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

Raymond Sauvajot, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service 
Nov 30, 2023

Supply Chain Security

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Digging Deeper: Ensuring Safety and Security in the Critical Mineral Supply Chain.

House Oversight and Accountability S/C on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs (Fallon)

Steve Feldgus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary – Land and Minerals Management 
Nov 30, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. _, (Westerman), Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences ‘‘EXPLORE’’ Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service
Nov 29, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 6285 (Stauber), Alaska's Right to Produce Act of 2023

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

Steve Feldgus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
Nov 14, 2023

Improving Tribal Public Safety

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Opportunities and Challenges for Improving Public Safety in Tribal Communities.

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs 
Nov 14, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4235 (Kim), Wildfire Technology Demonstration, Evaluation, Modernization, and Optimization Act

H.R. 4353 (Salinas), Civilian Conservation Center Enhancement Act of 2023

H.R. 4717 (Lamborn), Locally Led Restoration Act of 2023

H.R. 5582 (Barr), White Oak Resilience Act

H.R. 5665 (Stansbury), Promoting Accessibility on Federal Lands Act of 2023

H.R. _ (Westerman), Biochar Innovations and Opportunities for Conservation, Health, and Advancements in Research “BIOCHAR” Act (Discussion Draft)

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire
 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Nov 14, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 5770 (Neguse), Water Data Improvement Act

H.R. 6107 (Simpson), Urban Canal Modernization Act

H.R. 6127 (Moore), Modernizing Access to Our Public Waters Act “MAPWaters” Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Statement for the Record,
U.S. Geological Survey
 

Statement for the Record,
Bureau of Reclamation
 

Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior

Nov 14, 2023

Abandoned Land Mines

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Biden Administration’s Abandoned Mine Lands and Active Mining Programs.

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

Glenda Owens, Deputy Director, Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
Nov 9. 2023

Coal Mine Land Reclamation/Economic Revitalization

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Implementation of Federal Coal Mine Land Reclamation and Abandoned Coal Mine Land Economic Revitalization Programs.

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

Glenda Owens, Deputy Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Oct 26, 2023

Offshore Energy Policies

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining Federal Offshore Energy Strategies and Policies.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Elizabeth Klein, Director,
Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management
Oct 25, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 175 (Murkowski), A bill to codify certain public land orders relating to the revocation of certain withdrawals of public land in the State of Alaska

S. 297 (Sanders), To amend the Federal Land Policy & Management Act of 1976 to authorize certain construction activities on public lands

S. 1348 (Barrasso). Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Act of 2023

S. 1719 (Risch), FIRESHEDS Act

S. 1764 (Cortez Masto), Western Wildfire Support Act of 2023

S. 1889 (Murkowski), Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act

S. 2151 (Lee), Utah Wildfire Research Institute Act of 2023

S. 2581 (Crapo), Secure Rural Schools Reauthorization Act of 2023

S. 2615 (Murkowski), Alaska Native Village Municipal Lands Restoration Act of 2023

S. 2855 (Barrasso), CLOSE THE GAP Act

S. 2867 (Barrasso), Promoting Effective Forest Management Act of 2023

S. 2991 (Manchin III), America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration Act of 2023

S. 3033 (Heinrich), Pecos Watershed Protection Act

S. 3036 (Lee), Mountain View Corridor Completion Act

S. 3045 (Padilla), To provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain Federal land in the State of California

S. 3062 (King, Jr), Small-Diameter Timber & Underutilized Material Act

S. 3079 (Cortez Masto), To establish a policy regarding appraisal and valuation services for real property for a transaction over which the Secretary of the Interior has jurisdiction

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

Nada Wolff Culver, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
 

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

Oct 25, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1449 (Fulcher), Committing Leases for Energy Access Now “CLEAN” Act

H.R. 2855 (Soto), Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2023

H.R. 6009 (Boebert), To require the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw the proposed rule relating to fluid mineral leases and leasing process

H.R. 6011 (Valadao), Right of Way Application Transparency and Accountability “ROWATA” Act

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

Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior
Oct 25, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 520 (McClintock), To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that artificially propagated animals shall be treated the same under that Act as naturally propagated animals

H.R. 5504 (Newhouse), To require the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to withdraw proposed rules relating to the Endangered Species Act of 1973

H.R. 5509 (Porter), Electronic Permitting Modernization Act

H.R. 5874 (Ciscomani), Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program “TAAP” Act

H.R. 6008 (Graves), To prohibit the implementation of certain documents until the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Marine Fisheries Service issues documents relating to the Rice’s whale (Discussion Draft)

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

 

Statement for the Record, U.S. Geological Survey

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management

Oct 19, 2023

COFA Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Carmen Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
Oct 19, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1727 (Trone), Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission Extension Act

H.R. 5283 (Malliotakis), Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023

H.R. _, TRASHED Border Act (Discussion Draft)

H.R. _, Ensuring Border Access and Protection on Federal Land Act (Discussion Draft)

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)


Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior

 

Statement for the Record, National Parks Services

Oct 18, 2023

National Parks and Border Security

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Securing Our Border, Saving Our National Parks.

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

Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service
Oct 18, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4389 (Salazar), Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act of 2023

H.R. 5009 (Joyce), WILD Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oct 18, 2023

Offshore Energy Leasing Program

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Biden Administration’s Unprecedented Obstruction of the BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) Offshore Leasing Program.

House Natural Resources S/C on Energy and Minerals (Stauber)

Elizabeth Klein, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Sep 28, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1121 (Duncan), Protecting American Energy Production Act

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management
Sep 28, 2023

China's Supply Chains Control

Full Committee oversight hearing to Examine Opportunities to Counter the People's Republic of China's Control of Critical Mineral Supply Chains through Increased Mining and Processing in the United States as well as international Engagement and Trade.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Tommy Beaudreau, Deputy Secretary
Sep 28, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 2437 (Murphy), To revise the boundaries of a unit of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System in Topsail, North Carolina

H.R. 3415 (Hageman), Pilot Butte Power Plant Conveyance Act 

H.R. 4385 (Neguse), Drought Preparedness Act

H.R. 5490 (Kiggans), Bolstering Ecosystems Against Coastal Harm Act (BEACH Act) 

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries (Bentz)

Matthew Strickler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

Sep 27, 2023

Native Communities Water Access

Full Committee oversight hearing on Water as a Trust Resource: Examining Access in Native Communities.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Sep 20, 2023

Drought Impacts on Water Availability 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Drought Impacts on Drinking Water Access and Water Availability.

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

Michael Brain, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Sep 19, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 3107 (Neguse), Improving Outdoor Recreation Coordination Act

H.R. 3200 (Zinke), Gateway Community and Recreation Enhancement Act

H.R. 4984 (Comer), D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Revitalization

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director for Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service
Sep 19, 2023

Federal Onshore Oil/Gas Mismanagement

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Biden Administration’s Mismanagement of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Program.

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

Michael Nedd, Deputy Director, Operations, Bureau of Land Management
Sep 13, 2023

USGS Critical Minerals List

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Methodology and Structure of the U.S. Geological Survey's Critical Minerals List.

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

Dr. Nedal Nassar, Chief of Minerals Intelligence Research, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Jul 27, 2023

National Parks Visitor Issues

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining Barriers to Access: Ongoing Visitor Experience Issues at America’s National Parks.

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

Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director for Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service 
Jul 27, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1437 (Rose), Black Vulture Relief Act of 2023

H.R. 2950 (Huffman), Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2023

H.R. 2982 (Tonko), New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act

H.R. 4094 (Curtis), Great Salt Lake Stewardship Act

H.R. 4596 (Boebert), Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Reauthorization Act of 2023

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

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

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

 

Statement for the Record, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Jul 20, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1786 (Levin), Get Rewarding Outdoor Work for our Veterans Act

H.R. 2468 (Owens), Mountain View Corridor Completion Act

H.R. _, Military and Veterans in Parks Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Frank Lands, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Jul 19, 2023

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 2088 (Rounds), Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Wizipan Garriott, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Jul 19, 2023

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 461 (Cramer), To make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power

S . 482 (Wyden), Klamath Power and Facilities Agreement Support Act

S. 739 (Kelly), To clarify jurisdiction with respect to certain Bureau of Reclamation pumped storage development

S. 1118 (Cortez Masto), Open Access Evapotranspiration Data Act

S. 1215 (King), Protect Our Waters and Expand Renewables (POWER) on Our Reservoirs Act

S. 1521 (Daines/Cantwell), To amend the Federal Power Act to modernize and improve the licensing of non-Federal hydropower projects

S. 1662 (Barrasso), Pilot Butte Power Plant Conveyance Act

S. 1955 (Lee), Great Salt Lake Stewardship Act

S. 2102 (Wyden), To provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability

S. 2160 (Risch), To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to authorize certain extraordinary operation and maintenance work for urban canals of concern

S. 2161 (Feinstein), To provide financial assistance for projects to address certain subsidence impacts in the State of California

S. 2162 (Feinstein), To support water infrastructure in Reclamation States

S. 2166 (Padilla), To amend the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991 and the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to provide grants to States and Indian Tribes for programs to voluntarily re-purpose agricultural land to reduce consumptive water use

S. 2169 (Wyden), To authorize the Interior secretary to carry out watershed pilots

S. 2202 (Feinstein), To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to authorize the modification of transferred works to increase public benefits and other project benefits as part of extraordinary operation and maintenance work

S. 2247 (Hickenlooper),  A bill to authorize the Interior secretary to continue to implement endangered fish recovery programs from the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins

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

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation

 

Statement for the Record, Assistant Secretary – Water and Science

 

Statement for the Record, U.S. Geological Survey

 

Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior

Jul 18, 2023

COFA Amendments

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Biden’s Administration’s Proposed Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023.

House Natural Resources Committee Indo-Pacific Task Force (Radewagen) 

Keone Nakoa, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Insular and International Affairs
Jul 18, 2023

Endangerd Species Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on ESA at 50: The Destructive Cost of the ESA.

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jul 13, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4374 (Crane), Energy Opportunities for All Act

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

Nada Wolff Culver, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
Jul 13, 2023

COFA Amendments

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2023.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Carmen Cantor, Assistant Secretary – Insular and International Affairs
Jul 13, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 386 (Johnson), Mount Rushmore Protection Act

H.R. 1318 (Neguse), Women’s Suffrage National Monument Location Act

H.R. 2717 (Moore), Hershel Woody Williams National Medal of Honor Monument Location Act

H.R. 3448 (Stefanik), American Battlefield Protection Program Enhancement Act

H.R. 4377 (Grijalva), To amend the Military Lands Withdrawal Act of 1999 with respect to extensions, additions, and revisions to the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Jul 12, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 636 (Bennet), Dolores River National Conservation Area and Special Management Area Act

S. 1088 (Hoeven), North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act of 2023

S. 1254 (Murray), Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 

S. 1405 (Lee), Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration Exchange Act of 2023 

S. 1622 (Cortez Masto), End Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2023 

S. 1634 (Bennet), Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act

S. 1657 (Sinema), La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act

S. 1760 (Cortez Masto), Apex Area Technical Corrections Act

S. 1776 (Padilla), Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California (PUBLIC) Lands Act

S. 1890 (Wyden), A bill to provide for the establishment of a grazing management program on Federal land in Malheur County, Oregon

S. 2020 (Merkley), Deschutes River Conservancy Reauthorization Act of 2023

S. 2042 (Cortez Masto), To amend the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area Act to adjust the boundary of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

S. 2136 (Lee), To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain Federal land to the State of Utah for inclusion in certain State parks

S. 2216 (Daines), Montana Sportsmen Conservation Act

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

Thomas Heinlein, Assistant Director for National Conservation Lands & Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management

 

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

Jul 12, 2023

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on
S. 616 (Smith), Leech Lake Reservation Restoration Technical Corrections Act of 2023

S. 1898 (Lujan), A bill to amend the Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act to make improvements to that Act

S. 1987 (Tester), A bill to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Fort Belknap Indian Community

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
Jul 12, 2023

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 929 (Kilmer), Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act of 2023 

H.R. 2882 (Ciscomani), Udall Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2023

H.R. 3579 (Johnson), Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act of 2023

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Heather Dawn Thompson, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs 
Jun 22,  2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 2997 (Boebert), CONVEY Act

H.R. 3025 (Plaskett), To provide for no net increase in the total acreage of Federal land in the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, United States Virgin Islands

H.R. 3049 (Curtis), Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration Exchange Act of 2023

H.R. 3250 (Morelle), National Museum of Play Recognition Act

H.R. 4141 (Fulcher), To provide that certain communications projects are not subject to requirements to prepare certain environmental or historical preservation reviews

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Nada Wolff Culver, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

 

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

Jun 21, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 284 (Sanders), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to include on the engravings on the Taras Shevchenko Memorial in the District of Columbia the name of Vincent Illuzzi Sr., who carved the statue

S. 351 (Tillis), Down East Remembrance Act

S. 384 (Duckworth), Springfield 1908 Race Riot National Monument Act

S. 432 (Welch), Nulhegan River and Paul Stream Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2023

S. 507 (Ossoff), Ralph David Abernathy, Sr., National Historic Site Act

S. 527 (Gillibrand), African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center Act

S. 562 (Duckworth), Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley and Roberts Temple National Historic Site Act

S. 594 (Heinrich), Continental Divide Trail Completion Act

S. 608 (Markey), Deerfield River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2023

S. 886 (Baldwin), Women's Suffrage National Monument Location Act

S. 924 (Cardin), Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission Extension Act

S. 961 (Markey), Salem Maritime National Historical Park Redesignation and Boundary Study Act

S. 1059 (Cornyn), Big Bend National Park Boundary Adjustment Act

S. 1097 (Padilla), Cesar E. Chavez and the Farmworker Movement National Historical Park Act

S. 1277 (McConnell), To modify the boundary of the Mammoth Cave National Park in the State of Kentucky

S. 2018 (Barrasso), A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an assessment to identify locations in National Parks in which there is the greatest need for broadband internet access service and areas in National Parks in which there is the greatest need for cellular service

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

Michael Caldwell, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Jun 15, 2023

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on
H.R. 3397 (Curtis), To require the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw a rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to conservation and landscape health

House Natural Resources Committee (Westerman)

Nada Wolff Culver, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land
Jun 14, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1607 (Schweikert), To clarify jurisdiction with respect to certain Bureau of Reclamation pumped storage development

H.R. 3027 (Porter), Reclamation Climate Change and Water Program Reauthorization Act

H.R. 3675 (Boebert), To amend the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to extend certain contract prepayment authority

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Michael Brain, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
 

Federal Wildfire Response

Full Committee oversight hearing on Federal Response to Escalating Wildfires and to Evaluate Reforms to Land Management and Wildland Firefighter Recruitment and Retention.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire
Jun 7, 2023

Interior Department Cybersecurity Threats

Subcommittee hearing on Examining Ongoing Cybersecurity Threats within the Department of the Interior and the Nexus to State-Sponsored Cyber Actors.

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

Mark Greenblatt, Inspector General
Jun 7, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1240 (Feenstra), Winnebago Land Transfer Act of 2023

H.R. 1722 (Salinas), Grand Ronde Reservation Act Amendment of 2023

H.R. 2461 (Crane), San Juan Southern Paiute Tribal Homelands Act of 2023

H.R. 2839 (Hoyle), To amend the Siletz Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

H.R. 3371 (Johnson), Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs 
May 25, 2023

BIA/OIA Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Insular Affairs.

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hageman)

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Carmen Cantor, Assistant Secretary – Insular and International Affairs 

May 23, 2023

BOR/FWS Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation 

 

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

May 16, 2023

Wildfire Challenges 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Challenges Facing Forest Management, Wildfire Suppression, and Wildland Firefighters Ahead of the 2023 Wildfire Year.

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire
May 16, 2023

FWS Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Budget.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Carper)

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
May 16, 2023

BLM/OSM Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

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

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

 

Tracey Stone Manning, Director, Bureau of Land Management

May 11, 2023

National Forest Resources Issues

Subcommittee hearing on 
H. Con. Res. 34 (Stauber), Expressing disapproval of the withdrawal by the Secretary of the Interior of approximately 225,504 acres of National Forest System lands in Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties, Minnesota, from disposition under the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management
May 10, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 524 (Rouzer), To amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to create an exemption for certain shoreline borrow sites

H.R. 615 (Wittman), Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023

H.R. 2689 (Porter), Trust in Government Act of 2023

H.R. 2872 (Graves), To amend the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 to allow States to issue electronic stamps under such Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Matt Strickler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
May 10, 2023

Indian Country Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on A Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for Indian Country.

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

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
May 10, 2023

National Park Service Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The President's Proposed Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2024 for the National Park Service.

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

Charles Sams III, Director, National Park Service
May 3, 2023

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 195 (Peters), Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Land Claim Settlement Act of 2023

S. 382 (Cantwell), Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act of 2023

S. 1322 (Schatz), Unlocking Native Lands and Opportunities for Commerce and Key Economic Developments Act of 2023

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
May 2, 2023

Interior Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on The President's Budget Request for the U.S. Department of the Interior for Fiscal Year 2024.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Apr 26, 2023

BOR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on A Review of the FY2024 Budget Request for the Bureau of Reclamation

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

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Apr 26, 2023

BSEE/BOEM/USGS Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for 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 (Stauber)

Elizabeth Klein, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

David Applegate, Director, U.S. Geological Survey

 

Kevin Sligh, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Apr 19, 2023

Interior Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior.

House Natural Resources Committee (Westerman)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Apr 18, 2023

Wildlife Protection Resolutions

Subcommittee hearing on
H.J. Res. 29 (Mann), Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service relating to "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Threatened Status With Section 4(d) Rule for the Northern Distinct Population Segment and Endangered Status for the Southern Distinct Population Segment"

H.J. Res. 46 (Bentz), Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Marine Fisheries Service relating to "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat"

H.J. Res. 49 (Stauber), Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service relating to "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Northern Long-Eared Bat

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Apr 18, 2023

NPS Deferred Maintenance Backlog

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act and the Growing National Park Service Deferred Maintenance Backlog.

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Charles Sams III, Director, National Park Service
Apr 11, 2023

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee field hearing on
H.R. 215 (Valadao), WATER for California Act

H.R. 872 (Calvert), FISH Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

 

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

Mar 29, 2023

Tribal Energy Development

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Future of Tribal Energy Development: Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Mar 29, 2023

BLM/FWS/NPS Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service.

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

Charles Sams III, Director, National Park Service

 

Tracy Stone-Manning, Director, Bureau of Land Management

 

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mar 29, 2023

BOR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Request for the Bureau of Reclamation.

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

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Mar 29, 2023

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Interior.

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

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Mar 28, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1319 (Neguse), To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop long-distance bike trails on Federal land

H.R. 1380 (Curtis), To require the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to issue guidance on climbing management in designated wilderness areas

H.R. 1527 (Curtis), To improve access for outdoor recreation through the use of special recreation permits on Federal recreational lands and waters

H.R 1576 (Fulcher), Federal Interior Land Media (FILM) Act

H.R. 1642 (McClintock), Law Enforcement Officer Recreation Pass Act

H.R. 1614 (Moore), Range Access Act

House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (Tiffany)

Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service

 

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Mar 28, 2023

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior.

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

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Mar 24, 2023

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1246 (Hageman), To authorize leases of up to 99 years for land held in trust for federally recognized Indian Tribes

H.R. 1532 (Hageman), To authorize any Indian Tribe to lease, sell, convey, warrant, or otherwise transfer real property to which that Indian Tribe holds fee title without the consent of the Federal Government

House Natural Resources S/C on Indian and Insular Affairs (Hagemen)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Mar 23, 2023

U.S.-Pacific Engagement/Pacific Islands

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Renewed U.S. Engagement in the Pacific: Assessing the importance of the Pacific Islands

House Foreign Affairs S/C on the Indo-Pacific (Kim)

Keone Nakoa, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs 
Mar 23, 2023

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on 
H.R. 764 (Boebert), Trust the Science Act

H.R. 1245 (Hageman), Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2023

H.R. 1419 (Rosendale, Sr.), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue a new rule removing the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem population of grizzly bears from the Federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife

House Natural Resouces S/C on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries (Bentz)

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

 

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