Hearings and Testimony of the 117th Congress

Date   Hearing Subject Witness(es)
Dec 1, 22

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on 
S. J. Res. 62 (Cardin), A joint resolution approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the commitment of the United States to a free press by honoring journalists who sacrificed their lives in service to that cause

S. 4732 (Booker)/H.R. 4009 (Holmes Norton), Enslaved Voyages Memorial Act

S. 4542 (Bennet), Dolores River National Conservation Area and Special Management Area Act

S. 4424 (Padilla), Recreation and Public PurposesTribal Parity Act

S. 4860 (Wyden), Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act

S. 4995 (Heinrich), Continental Divide Trail Completion Act

S. 4579 (Hickenlooper), Colorado River Basin Conservation Act

S. 3957 (Casey, Jr.), STREAM Act

S. 5129 (McConnell), Mammoth Cave National Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2022

Senate Energy and Natural Resources (Manchin III)

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

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

Nov 16, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on
S. 4896 (Heinrich), Pueblos of Jemez and Zia Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

S. 4898 (Heinrich), Pueblos of Acoma and Laguna Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

S. 4870 (Padilla), Tule River Tribe Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Sep 29, 2022

Wildland Fire/Forest Management Bills 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 4833 (Feinstein), Save Our Sequoias Act

S. 4835 (King, Jr.), Small-diameter Timber and Underutilized Material Act of 2022

S. 4877 (Merkely), Civilian Conservation Center Enhancement Act of 2022

S. 4884 (Hirono), Natural Infrastructure Act of 2022

S. 4944 (Burr), A bill to provide for the operation and establishment of, and procurement of supplies for, firewood banks

S. 4904 (Barrasso), Promoting Effective Forest Management Act of 2022

S. 4891 (Sander), A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to authorize certain construction activities on public lands

S. 4935 (Manchin), A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to implement measures to better prepare for and more quickly respond to wildfires on certain public land and in certain National Forests

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire
Sep 21, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. J. Res 57 (Van Hollen), A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency relating to "National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders"

S. 305 (Duckworth), Springfield Race Riot National Monument Act

S. 1211 (Durbin), Cahokia Mounds Mississippian Culture National Historical Park Act

S. 3447 (Blumenthal), National Service Animals Memorial Act

S. 3579 (Coons), A bill to authorize the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor the extraordinary contributions of Jean Monnet to restoring peace between European nations and establishing the European Union

S. 3873 (Warner), A bill to designate the outdoor amphitheater at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Virginia, as the "Rock Boucher Amphitheater"

S. 4122 (Murphy), Housatonic Wild and Scenic River Act of 2022

S. 4168 (Portman), National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022

S. 4222 (King Jr.), St. Croix National Heritage Area Act

S. 4371 (Padilla), César E. Chávez and the Farmworker Movement National Historical Park Act

S. 4377 (Cornyn)/H.R. 4380 (Escobar), A bill to designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial

S. 4464 (Hirono)/H.R. 1908 (Case), Ka‘ena Point National Heritage Area Act

S. 4693 (Coons), National Discovery Trails Act

S. 4784 (King Jr.), Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Access Act

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

Michael Caldwell, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service
Sep 20, 2022

Supreme Court Tribal Sovereignty Ruling

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta: The Implication of the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty.

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

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Sep 14, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 6032 (Huffman), Katimiin and Ameekyáaraam Sacred Lands Act

H.R. 6964 (Strickland), To authorize leases of up to 99 years for lands held in trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

H.R. 7581 (Huffman), Yurok Lands Act of 2022

H.R. 8115 (LaMalfa), Recreation and Public Purposes Tribal Parity Act

H.R. 8286 (Kilmer), To take certain federal land in the state of Washington into trust for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

H.R. 8380 (Garcia), Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Shab-eh-nay Band Reservation Settlement Act of 2022

H.R. 8387 (Newhouse), Parity for Tribal Law Enforcement Act

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

 

Wizipan Garriott, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management 

Sep 14, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 8108 (Grijalva), Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land Act

H.R. 8109 (Grijalva), Tribal Cultural Areas Protection Act

H.R. 8719 (Grijalva), Great Bend of the Gila Conservation Act

House Natural Resources S/C on National Parks, Forests, and Pubic Lands (Neguse)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management 

Sep 8, 2022

Offshore Wind Energy

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Power in the Pacific: Unlocking Offshore Wind Energy for the American West

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

Doug Boren, Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Aug 23, 2022

Native Community Contamination 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Contaminated Land Conveyances: The Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act, the Detrimental Impacts of Contamination on Native Communities and the Next Steps for Environmental Justice

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Steven Cohn, Alaska State Director, Bureau of Land Management
Jul 28, 2022

BLM Corporate Exclusions Lists

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Preventing Polluters from Getting Government Contracts: Bureau of Land Management's Corporate Exclusions Lists.

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

Michael Nedd, Deputy Director, Operations, Bureau of Land 
Jul 27, 2022

Oklahoma Tribes Reconstruction Treaty

Full Committee oversight hearing on Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes.

Senate Indian Affairs (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Jul 21, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4951 (DeFazio), Canyon’s Law

H.R. 7975 (Walberg), Great Lakes Restoration Semipostal Stamp Act of 2022

H.R. 8090 (Porter), To reauthorize funding for the Reclamation Climate Change and Water Program

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

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

Jul 20, 2022

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on 
S. 4104 (Sinema), Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

S. 4439 (Padilla), Katimiîn and Ameekyáaraam Sacred Lands Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jul 19, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 3681 (Soto), Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2021

H.R. 5522 (Kind), Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act

H.R. 5805 (Stansbury), Buffalo Tract Protection Act

H.R. 5350 (Fulcher), Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands Act

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

 

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

Statement for the Record, U.S. Geological Survey

Jul 14, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1256 (Holmes Norton), Francis G. Newlands Memorial Removal Act

H.R. 6438 (Buck), Dearfield Study Act

H.R. 6353 (Wild), National Service Animals Memorial Act

H.R. 6611 (Keating), To authorize the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor the extraordinary contributions of Jean Monnet to restoring peace between European nations and establishing the European Union

H.R. 6720 (Raskin), To authorize the Thomas Paine Memorial Association to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

H.R. 6799 (Wenstrup), John P. Parker House Study Act

H.R. 7618 (Brown), To designate the Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial in Bedford Heights, Ohio, as a national memorial

H.R. 7912 (Cohen), Evaluating Lynching Locations (ELL) for National Park Sites Act

H.R. 8046 (Ruiz), César E. Chávez and the Farmworker Movement National Historical Park Act

H.R. 8258 (Fulcher), Federal Interior Land Media (FILM) Act

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

Kym Hall, Regional Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service
Jul 13, 2022

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2023 for the Department of the Interior

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

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Jun 28, 2022

Native Communities Investment

Full Committee oversight field hearing on Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Jun 28, 2022

Bureau of Indian Education Policies/Priorities

Joint Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education.

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

House Education and Labor S/C on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education (Sablan)

Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education
Jun 23, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 2522 (Leger Fernandez), Cerro de la Olla Wilderness Establishment Act

H.R. 2882 (Horsford), Great Basin National Heritage Area and Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area Extension Act

H.R. 5355 (Obernolte), Desert Community Lands Act

H.R. 6240 (Stewart), To release the reversionary interest of the United States in certain non-Federal land in Salt Lake City, Utah

H.R. 7509 (DeFazio), Wild Rogue Conservation and Recreation Enhancement Act

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

Mark Lambrecht, Assistant Director, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

Jun 22, 2022

Boarding School Initiative 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report, including 

S. 2907 (Warren), Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Jun 16, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 6936 (Stefanik), Stamp Out Invasive Species Act

H.R. 6949 (Evans), To amend the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to reauthorize Delaware River Basin conservation programs

H.R. 7398 (Cohen), Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act of 2022

H.R. 7792 (Stansbury), To provide for a national water data framework

H.R. 7793 (Stansbury), To provide for the water security of the Rio Grande Basin, to reauthorize irrigation infrastructure grants

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

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Reclamation

Statement for the Record, U.S. Geological Survey

Jun 15, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on 
S. _, Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2022

S. 2194 (Cardin), Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021

S. 3069 (Klobuchar), Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021

S. 3767 (Carper), Delaware River Basin Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2022

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Carper)

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jun 14, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1548 (Cartwright), Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act of 2021

H.R. 4658 (Lieu), Beilenson Trailhead Designation Act

H.R. 6364 (Cartwright), To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to extend the exception to the closure of certain roads within the Recreation Area for local businesses

H.R. 6442 (Fulcher), PACTS Act

H.R. 7496 (Plaskett), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install a plaque at the peak of Ram Head in the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, United States Virgin Islands, to commemorate the slave rebellion that began on St. John in 1733

H.R. 7615 (Moore), LODGE Act

H.R. 7693 (Westerman), National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022

H.R. 7952 (Dean), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue a right-of-way permit with respect to a natural gas distribution pipeline within Valley Forge National Historical Park

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

Lena McDowall, Deputy Director, Management and Administration, National Park Service
Jun 14, 2022

Extreme Western U.S. Drought

Full Committee oversight hearing on Short and Long Term Solutions to Extreme Drought in the Western United States.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation 
Jun 9, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 2073 (Yarmuth), Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (ACHE) Act

H.R. 2505 (Cartwright), Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act

H.R. 4799 (Veasey), Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act of 2021

H.R. 7283 (Cartwright), Safeguarding Treatment for the Restoration of Ecosystems from Abandoned Mines (STREAM) Act 

H.R. 7937 (Lamb), RENEW Our Abandoned Mine Lands Act 

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

Statement for the Record, Office of Surface Reclamation and Enforcement
Jun 7, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 387 (Sinema), Grand Canyon Protection Act

S. 1264 (Barrasso), Resiliency for Ranching and Natural Conservation Health Act

S. 1412 (Rosen), Carson City Public Land Correction Act

S. 1750 (Barrasso), Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Act of 2021

S. 2254 (Tester), Montana Headwaters Legacy Act

S. 2708 (Lujan), Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act

S. 2980 (Heinrich), Wildlife-Livestock Conflict Resolution Act

S. 3046 (Daines), Root and Stem Project Authorization Act of 2021

S. 3129 (Heinrich), M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act

S. 3144 (Merkley), Sutton Mountain and Painted Hills Area Wildfire Resiliency Preservation and Economic Enhancement Act

S. 3269 (Murkowski), Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act

S. 3370 (Lee), University of Utah Research Park Act

S. 3644 (Braun), A bill to require the collection of certain data relating to Bureau of Land Management land acquisitions

S. 4062 (Lee), Helping Open Underutilized Space to Ensure Shelter (HOUSES) Act of 2022

S. 4080 (Padilla), Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act

S. 4227 (Hoeven), A bill to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize fee ownership for certain oil and gas drilling or spacing units

S. 2568 (Cortez Masto), Open Access Evapotranspiration Data Act

S. 2996 (Murkowski), Alaska Offshore Parity Act

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

Nada Wolf Culver, Deputy Director, Policy & Programs, Bureau of Land Management

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

May 25, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
S. 737 (Tester), A bill to establish a federal cost share percentage for the Milk River Project in the State of Montana

S. 953 (Wyden), A bill to establish a funding source for certain water resource development projects in western states

S. 1179 (Feinstein), A bill to authorize the BOR to provide financial assistance for projects in CA to mitigate the sinking/settling of ground

S. 1554 (Cramer), A bill to make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program

S. 2334 (Cortez Masto), A bill to establish a grant program to provide funds for eligible entities for large scale water recycling and reuse projects 

S. 2693 (Padilla), A bill to amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to authorize projects related to the Salton Sea

S. 3450 (Daines), A bill to authorize hydropower at the Sun River Project in Montana

S. 3539 (Wyden), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to carry out watershed pilots

H.R. 5001 (Hickenlooper) / S. 3693 (Romney), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to continue endangered fish recovery programs in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins

S. 3971 (Inhofe), A bill to amend America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to modify a provision relating to cost-sharing requirements applicable to certain Bureau of Reclamation dams and dikes

S. 4175 (Risch), A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to authorize certain extraordinary operation and maintenance work for urban canals of concern

S. 4176 (Risch), A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to modify the eligibility requirements for certain small water storage and groundwater storage projects and to authorize the use of funds for certain additional Carey Act projects

S. 4231 (Feinstein), A bill to support water infrastructure in Reclamation states

S. 4232 (Kelly), A bill to amend the Colorado River Storage Project Act to address the recovery of certain costs

S. 4233 (Barrasso), A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide for critical maintenance and repair of certain Bureau of Reclamation reserved or transferred works

 S. 4236 (Lujan), A bill to provide for the water security of the Rio Grande Basin, to reauthorize irrigation infrastructure grants, and to provide for a water data framework

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

Camille Calimlim Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
May 19, 2022

Interior Budget 

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Fiscal Year 2023 Budget for the Department of the Interior 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
May 18, 2022

NPS Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the National Park Service

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

Charles Sams III, Director, National Park Service
May 18, 2022

OIA Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Office of Insular Affairs 

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Jonathan Dunn, Budget Officer, Office of Insular Affairs
May 18, 2022

FWS Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Senate Environment and Public Works (Carper)

Martha Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
May 12, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 263 (Quigley), Big Cat Public Safety Act

H.R. 3081 (Armstrong), To make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power 

H.R. 5880 (O’Halleran), To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to modify the enforceability date for certain provisions

H.R. 6238 (Stansbury), WaterSMART Access for Tribes Act

H.R. 7612 (Levin), Desalination Research Advancement Act 

H.R. 7632 (Neguse), Tribal Access to Clean Water Act 

H.R. 7633 (O’Halleran), Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

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

Dr. David Raff, Ph.D., Chief Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation

Statement for the Record, Secretary’s Indian Water Rights Office

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

May 12, 2022

Mining Law Reform

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Reforming the Mining Law of 1872

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

Steve Feldgus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
May 11, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 268 (Vela), A bill 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; 

H.R. 1931 (Matsui), Japanese American Confinement Education Act 

S. 557 (Collins), Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act of 2021 

S. 1344 (Durbin), Pullman National Historical Park Act 

S. 1718 (Padilla), Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site Expansion Act

S.1814 (Duckworth), Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act

S. 2367 (Cardin), Frederick Jobs and Historic Preservation Training Center Land Acquisition Act

S. 2964 (Baldwin), National Scenic Trails Parity Act

S. 3141 (Durbin), New Philadelphia National Historical Park Act

S. 3185 (Toomey), A bill to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to extend the exception to the closure of certain roads within the Recreation Area for local businesses 

S. 3240 (Rubio), Free Veterans from Fees Act

S. 3307 (Blunt), Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Boundary Revision Act of 2021

S. 3334 (Grassley), National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act

S. 3338 (Blunt), Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act

S. 3519 (Boozman), Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Designation Act

S. 3551 (Daines), Gateway Community and Recreation Enhancement Act

S. 3667 (Brown), African-American Burial Grounds Preservation Act

S. 3685 (Brown), John P. Parker House Study Act

S. 4114 (King Jr.), A bill to amend Public Law 99-420 to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Maine for use for affordable workforce housing

S. 4121 (Brown), A bill to designate the Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial in Bedford Heights, Ohio, as a national memorial

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

Michael Caldwell, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service 
May 4, 2022

Native Communities Federal Programs

Full Committee oversight hearing on Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Wizipan Garriott, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Apr 28, 2022

U.S. Wildlife-borne Disease Surveillance

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Preventing Pandemics through U.S. Wildlife-borne Disease Surveillance.

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

Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director for Ecosystems, U.S. Geological Survey
Apr 28, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4878 (DeSaulnier), National Discovery Trails Act

H.R. 6589 (Fernandez), Historic Preservation Enhancement Act

H.R. 6805 (Adams), African-American Burial Grounds Preservation Act

H.R. 7002 (Wagner), Gateway Solidarity Act

H.R. 7075 (Spartz), Ukrainian Independence Park Act of 2022

H.R. 7218 (Neguse), Colorado National Heritage Areas Reauthorization Act

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

Joy Beasley, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service
Apr 28, 2022

Pending Nominations

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nominations of 
David Applegate to be Director of the U.S. Geological Survey

Carmen G. Cantor to be Assistant Interior Secretary of Insular and International Affairs

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

David Applegate, Nominee

Carmen G. Cantor, Nominee

Apr 28, 2022

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior.

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

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Apr 27, 2022

BOR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Bureau of Reclamation

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

David Palumbo, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation 

Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Apr 27, 2022

Native American Land/Rights Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 437 (Young), To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to Alaska Native elders for determining eligibility for certain programs; 

H.R. 6063 (McCollum), To provide for the equitable settlement of certain Indian land disputes regarding land in Illinois; 

H.R. 6181 (Gallego), Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act (Discussion Draft ANS)

S. 314 (Merkley), Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act 

S. 559 (Merkley), To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act

S. 789 (Rounds), Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes (RESPECT) Act

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

Statement for the Record, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
Apr 6, 2022

BOR Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on The Fiscal Year 2023 Budget for the Bureau of Reclamation

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

David Palumbo, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Apr 5, 2022

Federal Wildfire Management/Ecosystem Investments

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Investing in Wildfire Management, Ecosystem Restoration, and Resilient Communities: Examining the Biden Administration’s Priorities for Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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

Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire
Mar 31, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 4715 (Mullin), Quapaw Tribal Landowner Settlement Act of 2021

H.R. 6707 (Golden), Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act

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

Statement for the Record, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
Mar 31, 2022

Legacy Pollution Clean-Up Programs 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Benefits of the Legacy Pollution Clean-Up Programs in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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

Steve Feldgus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
Mar 31, 2022

Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chains

Full Committee oversight hearing on Domestic Critical Mineral Supply Chains

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Dr. Steven Fortier, Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Mar 29, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 6427 (Johnson), Red River National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Modification Act

H.R. 6734 (Jeffries), Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act of 2022

H.R. 7025 (Grijalva), Advancing Human Rights-Centered International Conservation Act of 2022

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

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mar 29, 2022

U.S. Freely Associated States Strategic Importance

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Strategic Importance of the Freely Associated States to the United States and Our Allies in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Compacts of Free Association with the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Keone Nakoa, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs 
Mar 23, 2022 

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on
S. 3168 (Kelly), A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to modify the enforceability date for certain provisions

S. 3308 (Kelly), Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2021

S. 3443 (Shelby), MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians Recognition Act

S. 3773 (Cantwell), A bill to authorize the leases of up to 99 years for land held in trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

S. 3789 (Schatz), A bill to amend the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act to authorize grants to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Mar 16, 2022

Native American Business Support

Full Committee oversight hearing on Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Wizipan Garriott, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Mar 8, 2022

Klamath River Basin

Klamath River Basin Condition and Opportunities

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

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mar 8, 2022

Tribal Co-Management of Federal Lands

Tribal Co-Management of Federal Lands: Acknowledging the History and Considering the Path Forward

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Charles Sams, III, Director, National Park Service
Mar 1, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 5493 (Fernandez), Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act

H.R. 6366 (Garamendi), Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act

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

Mark Lambrecht, Assistant Director, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management
Feb 17, 2022

Climate Adaptation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Securing the Future of Climate Adaptation Science at the United States Geological Survey, including the following bill.

H.R. 6654 (Grijalva), Climate Adaptation Science Centers Act

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

T. Douglas Beard, Jr., Ph. D., Chief of the National Climate Adaptation Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey
Feb 16, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on
S. 3123 (Merkley), A bill to amend the Siletz Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

S. 3126 (Merkley), A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community

S. 3273 (Padilla), A bill to take certain land in the State of California into trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

S. 3381 (Thune),  A bill to require the Bureau of Indian Affairs to process and complete all mortgage packages associated with residential and business mortgages on Indian land by certain deadlines

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Kathryn Isom-Clause, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Development for Indian Affairs
Feb 9, 2022

Great American Outdoors Act

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act.

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

Shannon Estenoz, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Feb 8, 2022

Daniel-Davis Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on Laura Daniel-Davis to be Assistant  Secretary for Land and Minerals Management.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Laura Daniel-Davis, Nominee
Feb 3, 2022

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 6142 (Ryan), Buckeye National Scenic Trail Feasibility Study Act of 2021

H.R. 6199 (Smith), Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act

H.R. 6201 (Watson Coleman), National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act

H.R. 6337 (Neguse), Biking on Long-Distance Trails Act

H.R. 6451 (Kirkpatrick), To establish the Chiricahua National Park in the state of Arizona as a unit of the National Park System

H.R. 6434 (Obernolte), Japanese American World War II History Network Act

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

Herbert Frost, Regional Director for Interior Regions 3, 4, & 5, National Park Service
Feb 2, 2022

Native American Graves Protection

Full Committee oversight hearing on The Long Journey Home: Advancing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act's Promise After 30 years of Practice

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Joy Beasley, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service
Jan 20, 2022

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4057 (Lowenthal), Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act

H.R. 4716 (Nadler), Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act of 2021

H.R. 4677 (Tonko), York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act

H.R. 4092 (Huffman), Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021

H.R. 5973 (Dingell), Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021

H.R. 6023 (Costa), Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2021

H.R. 1546 (Carter), Combating Online Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2021

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

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Jan 11, 2022

Hydropower Opportunities and Challenges

Full Committee oversight hearing on Opportunities and Challenges for Maintaining Existing Hydropower Capacity, Expanding Hydropower at Non-Powered Dams, and Increasing Pumped Storage Hydropower.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Camille Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Dec 8, 2021

VAWA Provisions

Full Committee oversight hearing on Restoring Justice: Addressing Violence in Native Communities through VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Title IX Special Jurisdiction.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Wizipan Garriott, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Dec 7, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1117 (DeSaulnier), Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site Expansion Act

H.R. 3525 (Meng), Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act

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

Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Dec 2, 2021

Public Land/Recreation Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1229 (Heinrich), SOAR Act

S. 1269 (Cortez Masto), A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to complete an interagency report on the effects of special recreation permits on environmental justice communities

S. 1616 (Barrasso), FILM Act

S. 1874 (Wyden), Recreation Not Red Tape Act

S. 2258 (Hickenlooper), Parks, Jobs, and Equity Act

S. 2886 (Barrasso), CAPE Act

S. 2887 (Padilla), Outdoors for All Act

S. 3264 (Lujan), A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop long-distance bike trails on Federal land

S. 3266 (Manchin III), A bill to improve recreation opportunities on, and facilitate greater access to, Federal public land

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Mark Lambrecht, Assistant Director, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management
Nov 17, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1364 (Burr), Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Recognition Act

H.R. 1975 (Issa), Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2021

H.R. 2088 (Fleischmann), Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act

H.R. 4881 (Grijalva), Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
Nov 17, 2021

Williams Nomination 

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of Martha Williams to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Carper)

Martha Williams, Nominee
Nov 16, 2021

Public Lands and Renewable Energy Transmission Infrastructure

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Plugging in Public Lands: Transmission Infrastructure for Renewable Energy.

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

Janea Scott, Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
Nov 11, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 268 (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

H.R. 980 (DeFazio), Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2021

H.R. 1469 (Pingree), York River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2021

H.R. 2512 (Estes), Chisholm National Historic Trail and Western National Historic Trail Designation Act

H.R. 3600 (LaHood), Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act

H.R. 4404 (Soto), Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Act

H.R. 4358 (Buchanan), Little Manatee Wild and Scenic River Act

H.R. 4494 (Trone), Frederick Jobs and Historic Preservation Training Center Land Acquisition Act

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

Tom Medema, Acting Associate Director, Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers, National Park Service

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Nov 4, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on 
H.R. 4832 (Lee), Open Access Evapotranspiration Data Act

H.R. 5001 (Neguse), Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act

H.R. 5345 (Moore), Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act of 2021

H. Res. 320 (Neguse), Recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water access

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

Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science 
Oct 27, 2021

Wildland Firefighter Workforce Reforms

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Wildland Firefighter Workforce Reforms, including the following bills,

H.R. 4274 (Lofgren), Wildland Firefighter Fair Pay Act

H.R. 5631 (Neguse), Tim Hart Wildland Firefighter Classification and Pay Parity Act

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

Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire
Oct 21, 2021

Wildland Fire Bills

Full Committee hearing on
S. 1734 (Wyden), National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021

S. 2404 (Cortez Masto), Western Wildfire Support Act of 2021

S. 2436 (Risch), FIRESHEDS Act

S. 2561 (Daines), A bill to amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide that a land resource management plan or land use plan approved, amended, or revised under those Acts shall not be considered to be a continuing Federal agency action or constitute a discretionary Federal involvement or control for a distinct Federal purpose

S. 2650 (Merkley), Wildfire Resilient Communities Act

S. 2806 (Feinstein), Wildfire Emergency Act of 2021

S. 2836 (Manchin), America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration Act of 2021

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire
Oct 21, 2021

Marshall Islands and Nuclear Legacy

Subcomittee oversight hearing on Runit Dome and the U.S Nuclear Legacy in the Marshall Islands

House Natural Resources S/C on Oversight and Investigation (Porter)

Nikolao Pula Jr., Director, Office of Insular Affairs
Oct 19, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 180 (Heinrich), Buffalo Tract Protection Act

S. 528 (Sinema), La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act

S. 607 (Cortez Masto), End Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2021

S. 1214 (Lee), State Grazing Management Authority Act

S. 1411 (Rosen), Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act

S. 1459 (Padilla), PUBLIC Lands Act

S. 1589 (Wyden), Oregon Recreation Enhancement Act

S. 2130 (Whitehouse), RISEE Act of 2021

S. 2433 (Cramer), Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2021

S. 2524 (Murkowski), A bill 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 or certain programs

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 

Statement for the Record, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

Oct 19, 2021

Sams Nomination 

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Charles Sams III, Nominee
Oct 15, 2021

Colorado River Drought Conditions

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Colorado River Drought Conditions and Response Measures

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

Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Oct 14, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 149 (Norcross), Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Landmark Act

H.R. 250 (Kirkpatrick), January 8th National Memorial Act 

H.R. 3197 (Johnson), Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021

H.R. 3531 (Norton), Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act

H.R. 4009 (Norton), Georgetown Waterfront Enslaved Voyages Memorial Act 

H.R. 4380 (Escobar), To designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial

H.R. 4454 (Green), Reconciliation in Place Names Act

H.R. 4648 (Johnson), Cane River Creole National Historical Park Boundary Modification Act

H.R. 4706 (Gonzales), Blackwell School National Historic Site Act

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

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

Statement for the Record, U.S. Geological Survey

Oct 6, 2021

Pending Legislation

Full Committee hearing on
S. 648 (Cortez Masto), Technical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act of 2021

S. 1911 (Tester), Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 2021

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs 
Oct 6, 2021

Western U.S. Drought

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the Status and Management of Drought in the Western United States.

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

Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Oct 6, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 336 (Brown), To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to reauthorize the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway

S. 378 (Casey), Pennsylvania National Heritage Areas Reauthorization Act

S. 511 (Durbin), To establish the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area in the State of Illinois

S. 635 (Murphy), The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

S. 654 (Burr), To reauthorize the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

S. 787 (Cassidy), A bill to amend the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Act to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance to the local coordinating entity for the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area under that Act

S. 825 (Cardin), To establish the Southern Maryland National Heritage Area

S. 972 (Markey), To reauthorize the Essex National Heritage Area

S. 990 (Heinrich), To reauthorize the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

S. 1004 (Cortez Masto), Great Basin National Heritage Area and Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area Extension Act

S. 1112 (Moran), Chisholm National Historic Trail and Western National Historic Trail Designation Act

S. 1224 (Ernst), Protecting the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Act

S. 1258 (Manchin), A bill to extend the authorization of each of the National Coal Heritage Area and the Wheeling National Heritage Area in the State of West Virginia

S. 1284 (Bennett) / H.R. 2497 (Neguse), Amache National Historic Site Act

S. 1318 (Kelly), To reauthorize the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

S. 1329 (Portman), National Aviation Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

S. 1620 (Kennedy), Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021

S. 1643 (Shelby), To establish the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area

S. 1942 (Stabenow), To standardize the designation of National Heritage Areas

S. 1954 (Reed), To reauthorize the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

S. 2158 (Markey), To extend the authorization of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission

S. 2296 (Warner), To establish the Northern Neck National Heritage Area

S. 2438 (Cassidy), Cane River Creole National Historical Park Boundary Modification Act

S. 2441 (Graham), Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor Act of 2021

S. 2482 (Leahy), Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership Reauthorization Act

S. 2490 (Cornyn), To establish the Blackwell School National Historic Site in Marfa, Texas

S. 2580 (Sinema), Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act

S. 2648 (Murkowski), Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

S. 2763 (Stabenow), Preserving the Mo¬tor¬Cities Heritage Act

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

Joy Beasley, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Services
Oct 5, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4881 (Grijalva), Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act

H.R. 2402 (Fortenberry), Winnebago Land Transfer Act of 2021

H.J. Res. 55 (Kahele), Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole Protecting Family Legacies Act

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

Darryl LaCounte, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Sep 21, 2021

Interior Nominations

Full Committee oversight hearing to consider the nominations of
Laura Daniel-Davis to be an Assistant Interior Secretary for Land and Minerals Management; and 

Camille C. Touton to be Commissioner of Reclamation 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Laura Daniel-Davis, Nominee

Camille Touton, Nominee

Aug 3, 2021

Stachelberg Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing to consider the nomination of 
Cynthia Weiner Stachelberg to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management, and Budget.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Cynthia Weiner Stachelberg, Nominee
Jul 29, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1569 (Huffman), Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Act of 2021

H.R. 1983 (Panetta), MONARCH Act of 2021

H.R. 2026 (Jeffries), Global Amphibian Protection Act of 2021

H.R. 2325 (Lieu), Bear Protection Act of 2021

H.R. 2773 (Dingell), Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2021

H.R. 2793 (Patrick). Highlands Conservation Reauthorization

H.R. 2848 (Murphy), Marine Mammal Research and Response Act of 2021

H.R. 2872 (Cartwright), Climate SAFE Act

H.R. 3135 (Blumenauer), Captive Primate Safety Act

H.R. 3396 (Grijalva), Extinction Prevention Act of 2021

H.R. 4310 (DeLauro), Minks in Narrowly Kept Spaces Are Superspreaders Act

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

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jul 28, 2021

Overcrowding in National Parks 

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Impacts of Overcrowding in Our National Parks on Park Resources and Visitor Experiences.

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

Michael Reynolds, Director for Interior Regions 6, 7 & 8, National Park Service
Jul 27, 2021

Interior Budget

Full Committee oversight hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of the  Interior.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Jul 21, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on
H.R. 1688 (Gallego), Native American Child Protection Act

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Heidi Todacheene, Senior Advisor, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
Jul 21, 2021

Budget Requests – BOR/FWS/USGS

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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

David Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Bureau of Reclamation

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

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

Jul 12, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 4300 (Miller-Meeks), A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make free National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes available to members of the Armed Forces

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

Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Jun 29, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 1851 (Rosendale), St. Mary's Reinvestment Act

H.R. 1869 (Amodei), Technical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act of 2021

H.R. 3877 (Ruiz), Salton Seat Projects Improvements Act

H.R. 4099 (Napolitano), Large Scale Water Recycleing Project Investment Act

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

David Raff, Chief Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation

Statement for the Record, Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office

Jun 24, 2021

Examining Infrastructure Needs

Full Committee oversight hearing on the Infrastructure Needs of the U.S. Energy Sector, Western Water and Public Lands

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Jun 23, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 31 (Lee), To limit the establishment or extension of national monuments in the State of Utah

S. 172 (Cornyn), To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

S. 192 (Wyden), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments in the State of Oregon as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

S. 270 (Coons), To amend the Act titled "Act to provide for the establishment of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes" to provide for inclusion of additional related sites in the National Park System

S. 491 (King, Jr.), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments in the York River watershed in the State of Maine as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

S. 535 (Ernst), To authorize the location of a memorial on the National Mall to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism

S. 753 (Murphy), Highlands Conservation Act of 2021

S. 1317 (Kelly), To modify the boundary of the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in the state of Arizona

S. 1320 (Kelly), To establish the Chiricahua National Park in the State of Arizona as a unit of the National Park System

S. 1321 (Kelly), To modify the boundary of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

S. 1354 (Murkowski), Alaska Trails Act

S. 1526 (Lee), To authorize the use of off-highway vehicles in certain areas of the Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

S. 1527 (Lee), To amend title 54, U.S. Code, to provide that State law shall apply to the use of motor vehicles on roads within a System unit

S. 1769 (Feinstein), To adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor

S. 1771 (Cotton), To authorize reference to the museum located at Blytheville/Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville, Ark. as the "National Cold War Center."

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

Mike Caldwell, Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management

Jun 23, 2021

Interior Budget Request 

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Deb Haaland, Secretary
Jun 22, 2021

Pending Legislation 

Full Committee hearing on 
H.R. 3764 (Grijalva), Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

House Natural Resources Committee (Grijalva)

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jun 17, 2021

Indian Country Federal Facilities

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country

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

Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs 
Jun 16, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 173 (Bennet), Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act

S. 177 (Heinrich), Cerro de la Olla Wilderness Establishment Act

S. 182 (Heinrich), Pecos Watershed Protection Act

S. 567 (Cortez Masto), Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act

S. 609 (Cortez Masto), Ruby Mountains Protection Act

S. 904 (Risch), Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act

S. 1008 (Lee), Making Obligations Right by Enlarging Payments In Lieu of Taxes (MORE PILT) Act

S. 1076 (Lujan), Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act of 2021

S. 1128 (Murkowski), University of Alaska Fiscal Foundation Act

S. 1686 (Lee), To amend the Wilderness Act to allow local federal officials to determine the manner in which nonmotorized uses may be permitted in wilderness areas

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

Nada Wolff Culver, Deputy Director for Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management

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

Statement for the Record, National Park Service

Jun 16, 2021

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Estimates for the Department of the Interior

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

Deb Haaland, Secretary

Jun 15, 2021

National Heritage Areas

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1154 (McEachin), Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act

H.R. 1286 (Clyburn), Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor Act of 2021

H.R. 1316 (Tonko), National Heritage Area Act of 2021

H.R. 1424 (Plaskett), St. Croix National Heritage Area Act

H.R. 1908 (Case), Ka'ena Point National Heritage Area Act

H.R. 1925 (Kahele), South Kona National Heritage Area

H.R. 2024 (Hoyer), Southern Maryland National Heritage Area Act

H.R. 2107 (Rutherford), Nation's Oldest Port National Heritage Area Act

H.R. 2359 (Cuellar), To authorize the Interior secretary to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain lands as the Los Caminos del Rio National Heritage Corridor

H.R. 2899 (San Nicolas), To direct the Interior secretary to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating areas within the island of Guam as a National Heritage Area

H.R. 3222 (Sewell), Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area Act

H.R. 3616 (Moore), Bear River National Heritage Area Study Act

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

Joy Beasley, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service
Jun 9, 2021

Newland Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of  Bryan Todd Newland to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Bryan Newland, Nominee
Jun 9, 2021

Reclamation Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on a Review of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Submission for the Bureau of Reclamation

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

David Palumbo, Commissioner of Operations, Bureau of Reclamation
Jun 8, 2021

Public Land Recreation Legislation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on
H.R. 3113 (Moore), Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act

H.R. 3670 (Neguse), Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act

H.R. 3687 (Tlaib), Environmental Justice in Recreation Permitting Act

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

Mark Lambrecht, Assistant Director, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management
Jun 8, 2021

Nomination Hearing 

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Tracy Stone-Manning, Nominee
May 27, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1664 (Veasey), To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

H.R. 1931 (Matsui), Japanese American Confinement Education Act

H.R. 2278 (Connolly), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail

H.R. 2444 (Gonzalez-Colon), To establish Fort Gerónimo del Boquerón in Puerto Rico as an affiliated area of the National Park System

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

Joy Beasley, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service
May 26, 2021

State of the National Park System

Subcommittee oversight hearing on the State of the National Park System.

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

Shawn Benge, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service
May 25, 2021

Western U.S. Drought Conditions

Subcommittee oversight on The Status of Drought Conditions Throughout the Western United States

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

Elizabeth Klein, Senior Counselor to the Secretary
May 24, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Expanding Clean Energy on Public Lands and

H.R. 3326 (Levin), Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act 

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

Nada Wolff Culver, Deputy Director for Policy & Programs, Bureau of Land Management
May 24, 2021

Bureau of Reclamation Budget

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Bureau of Reclamation

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

David Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Bureau of Reclamation
May 18, 2021

Pending Nominations

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nominations of
Robert T. Anderson to be Solicitor of the Interior Department

Shannon A. Estenoz to be Assistant Interior Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Tanya M. Trujillo to be an Assistant Interior Secretary for Water and Science

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Robert Anderson, Nominee

Shannon Estenoz, Nominee

Tanya Trujillo, Nominee

May 13, 2021

Offshore Energy Development

Full Committee oversight hearing To Examine Offshore Energy Development

Senate Energy and Natural Resources (Manchin III)

Amanda Lefton, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
May 12, 2021

COVID-19 and Native Tourism

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Tourism Economies One Year Later.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Anthony Rodman, Acting Director, Office of Indian Economic
May 12, 2021

Estenoz Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nominations of Shannon Estenoz to be Assistant Interior Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Carper)

Shannon Estenoz, Nominee
Apr 29, 2021

Beaudreau Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nomination of Tommy P. Beaudreau to be Deputy Interior Secretary

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Tommy Beaudreau, Nominee
Apr 28, 2021

COVID-19 Impact on Native Education Systems

Full Committee oversight hearing on Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Education Systems One Year Later.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Schatz)

Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education
Apr 27, 2021

Online Wildlife Trafficking Marketplace

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Wildlife Trafficking and the Growing Online Marketplace

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

Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Apr 27, 2021

Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Full Committee oversight hearing on To Examine Energy Development on Federal Lands, Focusing on the Current Status of the Department of the Interior's Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Progam.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Nada Culver, Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management
Apr 21, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee hearing on 
H.R. 820 (LaHood), New Philadelphia National Historical Park Act

H.R. 920 (Clyburn), Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act

H.R. 2497 (Neguse), Amache National Historic Site Act, and

H.R. 2626 (Kelly), Pullman National Historical Park Act

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

Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Apr 20, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Building Back Better: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs Through Offshore Wind, including the following bills

H.R.  998 (Keating), To establish an offshore wind career training grant program

H.R. 2635 (Tonko), To reauthorize certain leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf

H.R. 1689 (González-Colón), 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

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

Amanda Lefton, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Apr 20, 2021

Interior Budget

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior 

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

Debra Haaland, Secretary
Apr 15, 2021

Pending Legislation

Subcommittee oversight hearing on Building Back Better: Creating Jobs and Reducing Pollution by Plugging and Reclaiming Orphaned Wells, including the following bill

H.R. 2415 (Fernandez), Orphaned Well Cleanup and Jobs Act 

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

Statement for the Record, Bureau of Land Management
Feb 23, 2021

 

Haaland Nomination

Full Committee oversight hearing on to consider the nomination of the Honorable Debra Haaland to be the Secretary of the Interior.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Manchin III)

Debra Haaland, Nominee

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