As part of the legislative process, the United States holds congressional hearings where congressional committees are able to analyze information and gain insights during the beginning stages of rulemaking. These hearings often include testimony given from relevant witnesses as well as a time for congress to ask the witness questions. 

All archived testimony given by officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of the Interior on issues important to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can be found by using the search below. 

Witness Subject Committee
Charles Wooley Progress Toward Improving Water Quality in the Great Lakes House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Subject

Progress Toward Improving Water Quality in the Great Lakes

Witness

Charles Wooley

Committee

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Date

01/23/2008

H. Dale Hall Polar Bears and Mineral Leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf in Alaska House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Subject

Polar Bears and Mineral Leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf in Alaska

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Date

01/17/2008

H. Dale Hall H.R. 2801 Izembek and Alaska Peninsula Refuge and Wilderness Enhancement and King Cove Safe Access Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

H.R. 2801 Izembek and Alaska Peninsula Refuge and Wilderness Enhancement and King Cove Safe Access Act

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

10/31/2007

H. Dale Hall Implementation of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Implementation of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

10/09/2007

Dr. Mamie Parker Aquatic Nuisance Species House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Aquatic Nuisance Species

Witness

Dr. Mamie Parker

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

09/27/2007

Daniel N. Wenk S. 127 Amend Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks Subject

S. 127 Amend Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act

Witness

Daniel N. Wenk

Committee

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks

Date

09/11/2007

Todd Willens H.R. 1464 Great Cats and Rare Canids Conservation Act, 1913 Great Cats Conservation Act and 1771 Crane Conservation Acts of 2007 House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 1464 Great Cats and Rare Canids Conservation Act, 1913 Great Cats Conservation Act and 1771 Crane Conservation Acts of 2007

Witness

Todd Willens

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

09/06/2007

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle Field Hearing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, entitled "A Perspective on the Endangered Species Act's Impacts on the Oil and Gas Industry" Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

Field Hearing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, entitled "A Perspective on the Endangered Species Act's Impacts on the Oil and Gas Industry"

Witness

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

08/23/2007

H. Dale Hall Scientific and Policy Decisions Under the Endangered Species Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Scientific and Policy Decisions Under the Endangered Species Act

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/31/2007

Statement For the Record S. 1522 Amend the Bonneville Power Administration Portions of the Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power Subject

S. 1522 Amend the Bonneville Power Administration Portions of the Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act

Witness

Statement For the Record

Committee

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power

Date

07/26/2007

Steve Thompson Upper San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem, Vallejo, California House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power Subject

Upper San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem, Vallejo, California

Witness

Steve Thompson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power

Date

07/02/2007

Dr. Mamie Parker Pollinators House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Pollinators

Witness

Dr. Mamie Parker

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

06/26/2007

Geoff Haskett H.R. 767 "Refuge Ecology Protection, Assistance, and Immediate Response Act" House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 767 "Refuge Ecology Protection, Assistance, and Immediate Response Act"

Witness

Geoff Haskett

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

06/21/2007

Lynn Scarlett Implementation of the Endangered Species Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Lynn Scarlett

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

05/09/2007

Todd Willens The Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

The Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Witness

Todd Willens

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

05/03/2007

H. Dale Hall Wind Energy Development and Impacts to Fish and Wildlife Resources House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Wind Energy Development and Impacts to Fish and Wildlife Resources

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

05/01/2007

Sam Hamilton Climate Change House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subject

Climate Change

Witness

Sam Hamilton

Committee

House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Date

04/26/2007

H. Dale Hall Fiscal Year 2008 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subject

Fiscal Year 2008 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Date

03/28/2007

Kenneth Stansell H.R. 50 Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act and H.R. 465 Asian Elephant Conservation Reauthorization Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 50 Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act and H.R. 465 Asian Elephant Conservation Reauthorization Act

Witness

Kenneth Stansell

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

03/13/2007

H. Dale Hall Fiscal Year 2008 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Fiscal Year 2008 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Date

02/27/2007

Mark Myers Ova-Pollution in the Potomac: Egg-Bearing Male Bass and Implications for Human and Ecological Health House Committee on Government Reform Subject

Ova-Pollution in the Potomac: Egg-Bearing Male Bass and Implications for Human and Ecological Health

Witness

Mark Myers

Committee

House Committee on Government Reform

Date

10/04/2006

David M. Verhey H.R. 4315 Wetlands Loan Act and Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 4315 Wetlands Loan Act and Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act

Witness

David M. Verhey

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

09/21/2006

Charles Wooley Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act and the Ed Fountain Park Expansion Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act and the Ed Fountain Park Expansion Act

Witness

Charles Wooley

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

09/14/2006

Charles Wooley Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Subject

Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration

Witness

Charles Wooley

Committee

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Date

09/13/2006

H. Dale Hall Management of the National Wildlife Refuge System House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Management of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

07/20/2006

Ed Shepard Working Ranches, Healthy Range, and Maintaining Open Space House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Subject

Working Ranches, Healthy Range, and Maintaining Open Space

Witness

Ed Shepard

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health

Date

07/13/2006

Matt Hogan Reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

06/29/2006

Dr. Mamie Parker H.R. 5381 National Fish Hatchery Volunteer Act, H.R. 5061 and H.R. 4957 Paint Bank and Wytheville, Tylersville Fish Hatchery Conveyance Acts House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 5381 National Fish Hatchery Volunteer Act, H.R. 5061 and H.R. 4957 Paint Bank and Wytheville, Tylersville Fish Hatchery Conveyance Acts

Witness

Dr. Mamie Parker

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

06/15/2006

Mitch Ellis The Impacts of Illegal Immigration on Public Lands House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subject

The Impacts of Illegal Immigration on Public Lands

Witness

Mitch Ellis

Committee

House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Date

06/15/2006

William Hartwig H.R. 4947 and 5232 Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Valley Refuge and H.R. 5094 Transfer of Mattamuskeet Lodge to State of North Carolina House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 4947 and 5232 Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Valley Refuge and H.R. 5094 Transfer of Mattamuskeet Lodge to State of North Carolina

Witness

William Hartwig

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

06/10/2006

Dr. Mamie Parker H.R. 138, 479, 1656, 3280 and 4165 related to the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 138, 479, 1656, 3280 and 4165 related to the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA)

Witness

Dr. Mamie Parker

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

04/06/2006

H. Dale Hall Natural Resources Impacts and Restoration of National Wildlife Refuges and other Lands Across the Gulf Coast House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommitee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Natural Resources Impacts and Restoration of National Wildlife Refuges and other Lands Across the Gulf Coast

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommitee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

03/16/2006

Mitch King Missouri River and its Spring Rise House Committee on Small Business Subcommitee on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology Subject

Missouri River and its Spring Rise

Witness

Mitch King

Committee

House Committee on Small Business Subcommitee on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology

Date

03/15/2006

H. Dale Hall Fiscal Year 2007 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Fiscal Year 2007 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

03/09/2006

David L. Harlow Scientific Assessments of Declining Pelagic Fish Populations in the California Bay-Delta House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Scientific Assessments of Declining Pelagic Fish Populations in the California Bay-Delta

Witness

David L. Harlow

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

02/27/2006

Dr. Mamie Parker H.R. 4686 Multi-State and International Fisheries Conservation and Management Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 4686 Multi-State and International Fisheries Conservation and Management Act

Witness

Dr. Mamie Parker

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

02/16/2006

Rick Schultz H.R. 2866 James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, H.R. 3682 Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 2866 James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, H.R. 3682 Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Witness

Rick Schultz

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

12/06/2005

Marshall Jones U.S. - Russia Polar Bear Agreement Senate Committee on Commerce Subject

U.S. - Russia Polar Bear Agreement

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

Senate Committee on Commerce

Date

11/14/2005

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle H.R. 3552 Reauthorize the Coastal Barrier Resources Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 3552 Reauthorize the Coastal Barrier Resources Act

Witness

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

11/08/2005

Everett Wilson Asian Carp in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Systems House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Asian Carp in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Systems

Witness

Everett Wilson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

11/03/2005

Matt Hogan S. 260, H.R. 2018, and the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcomittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

S. 260, H.R. 2018, and the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcomittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

09/23/2005

H. Dale Hall Statement of H. Dale Hall, Nominated to the Position of Director Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

Statement of H. Dale Hall, Nominated to the Position of Director

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

09/22/2005

Craig Manson H.R. 3824 Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

H.R. 3824 Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

09/21/2005

Paul Schmidt H.R. 1494 Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005 and 3179 Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 1494 Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005 and 3179 Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act

Witness

Paul Schmidt

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

07/21/2005

Tom Melius Improving Information Quality in the Federal Government House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs Subject

Improving Information Quality in the Federal Government

Witness

Tom Melius

Committee

House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs

Date

07/20/2005

Donald Henne H.R. 307 Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 307 Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative

Witness

Donald Henne

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

06/27/2005

Marshall Jones H.R. 2693 Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization Act, H.R. 518 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Improvement Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

H.R. 2693 Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization Act, H.R. 518 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Improvement Act

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

06/23/2005

William Hartwig Public access to units of the National Wildlife Refuge System House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Public access to units of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Witness

William Hartwig

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

05/26/2005

Dr. Mamie Parker National Fish Hatchery System House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

National Fish Hatchery System

Witness

Dr. Mamie Parker

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

05/24/2005

Craig Manson Oversight of the Endangered Species Act Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subject

Oversight of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water

Date

05/19/2005