Hearings and Testimony of the 118th Congress

DATE  HEARING SUBJECT WITNESS(ES)
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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