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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Testimony Before the 113th Congress

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2014

Witness Subject Committee Date
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on The Service's Response to Subpoenas and Concerns on Agency Transparency House Natural Resources Committee 09/10/2014
Gary Frazer
Assistant Director
Ecological Services
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Legislative Hearing on Bills Pertaining to the Endangered Species Act House Natural Resources Committee 09/09/2014
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Legislative Hearing on: H. R. 3109 (Young of AK), to assist Alaskan Native Handicrafts, H. R. 3409 (Fincher), the National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Limitation Act, H. R. 5026 (Gosar), the Fish Hatchery Protection Act, H. R. 5069 (Fleming), the Federal Duck Stamp Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs 07/23/2014
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Legislative Hearing on: S. 571, Great Lakes Water Protection Act, S. 1153, Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act, S. 1175, Infrastructure Facilitation and Habitat Conservation Act of 2013, S. 1202, SAFE Act, S. 1232, Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act of 2013, H.R. 1300, To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes., S. 1381, Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, S. 1650, A bill to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt certain Alaska Native articles from prohibitions against sale of items containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes., S. 2225, Smart Water Resource Management Conservation and Efficiency Act of 2014, S. 2530, A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or exportation of mussels of certain genus, and for other pu Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife 07/16/2014
Bob Dreher
Associate Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Plan to Implement a Virtual Ban on the Commercial Trade in Elephant Ivory and the Consequences of that Policy House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs 06/24/2014
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on Farming, Fishing, Forestry, and Hunting in the Era of Changing Climate Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy 06/03/2014
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on The Escalating International Wildlife Trafficking Crisis: Ecological, Economic And National Security Issues Senate Committee On Foreign Relations, Subcommittee On African Affairs And Subcommittee On East Asian And Pacific Affairs 05/21/2014
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on Oil and Gas Activities within the National Wildlife Refuge System House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs 05/20/2014
Cynthia Dohner
Regional Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on Protecting The Rights Of Property Owners: Proposed Federal Critical Habitat Designations Gone Wild House Committee on Natural Resources 05/14/2014
Genevieve Larouche
Field Office Supervisor
Chesapeake Bay Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing Conowingo Dam Senate Committee on Environment And Public Works Subcommittee on Water And Wildlife 05/05/2014
Jim Kurth
Chief
National Wildlife Refuge System
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4402, the Guam Military Training and Readiness Act of 2014 Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans And Insular Affairs 04/29/2014
Michael Bean
Counselor
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Department of the Interior
Legislative Hearing on the Endangered Species Act House Natural Resources Committee 04/08/2014
Gary Frazer
Assistant Director
Ecological Services
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Legislative Hearing on the Coastal Barrier Resources Act House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs 04/08/2014
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on the Obama Administration's Enforcement Approach for America's Widlife Laws and Its Impact on Domestic Energy House Natural Resources Committee 03/26/2014
David Hoskins
Assistant Director
Fish and Aquatic Conservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on the National Fish Hatchery System: Strategic Hatchery and Workforce Planning Report House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs 03/04/2014
William Woody
Assistant Director
Law Enforcement
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Regarding H.R. 3105, Aquaculture Risk Reduction Act; H.R. 3280, Lacey Act Clarifying Amendments Act of 2013; H.R. 3324, Lacey Act Paperwork Reduction Act; and H.R. 4032, North Texas Invasive Species Barrier Act House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs 02/27/2014
Michael Bean
Counselor
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Department of the Interior
Examining the Endangered Species Act House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements 02/27/2014
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight Hearing on International Wildlife Trafficking Threats to Conservation and National Security House Committee on Foreign Affairs 02/26/2014
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Natural Resources Conservation: Protecting Ecosystems and the Economy Senate Committee on Enviornment and Public Works 02/25/2014
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Review of the President's Climate Action Plan Senate Committee on Enviornment and Public Works 01/16/2014

2013

Witness Subject Committee Date
David Hoskins
Assistant Director
Fish and Aquatic Conservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Department of the Interior’s Proposal to Use a Categorical Exclusion Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Adding Species to the Lacey Act’s List of Injurious Wildlife Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs 09/20/2013
Gene Peltola
Assistant Regional Director
Subsistence Management, Alaska
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Examining Wildlife Management Authority Within the State of Alaska Under the Alaska National Interest Lands Act and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 09/19/2013
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Implementing MAP-21's Provisions to Accelerate Project Delivery Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works 09/18/2013
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Regarding H.R. 2208, The North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act; H.R. 2799, The Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act; And H.R. 2798, To Amend P.l. 106-206 To Direct The Secretary Of The Interior And The Secretary Of Agriculture To Require Annual Permits And Assess Annual Fees For Commercial Filming Activities On Federal Land For Film Crews Of Five Persons Or Fewer Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans And Insular Affairs 08/02/2013
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
“Transparency and Sound Science Gone Extinct?: The Impacts of the Obama Administration's Closed-Door Settlements on Endangered Species and People” House Natural Resources Committee 08/01/2013
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Regarding H.R. 358, Strategic Response To Asian Carp Invasion Act; H.R. 709, Upper Mississippi Conservation And River Protection Act Of 2013; H.R. 1818, Polar Bear Conservation And Fairness Act Of 2013; H.R. 2158, Expedited Departure Of Certain Snake Species Act; And H.R. 2463, Target Practice And Marksmanship Training Support Act Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans And Insular Affairs 07/25/2013
Dan Ashe
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Draft Land Protection Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Expansion of Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs 06/20/2013
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oversight hearing on "The 2008 Lacey Act Amendments". Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans And Insular Affairs 05/15/2013
Jim Kurth
Chief
National Wildlife Refuge System
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
H.R. 638, The National Wildlife Refuge Review Act, H.R. 1300, to Reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer and Community Partnership Enhancement Act, and H.R. 1384, The Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs 04/25/2013
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Appropriations, Interior Subcommittee 04/18/2013
Stephen Guertin
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 910, To Reauthorize the Sikes Act. “Sikes Act Reauthorization Act of 2013.” and H.R. 1080, To amend the Sikes Act to promote the use of cooperative agreements under such an Act for land management related to Department of Defense readiness activities and to amend title 10, United States Code, to facilitate inter-agency cooperation in conservation programs to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities. Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans And Insular Affairs 03/21/2013