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. 

WitnessSubjectCommittee
Matt HoganH.R. 289, 274 and 417 Related to Ottawa and Detroit River, Blackwater, Cibola National Wildlife Refuges, H.R. 273 Nutria Eradication and ControlHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 289, 274 and 417 Related to Ottawa and Detroit River, Blackwater, Cibola National Wildlife Refuges, H.R. 273 Nutria Eradication and Control

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

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

Date

03/06/2003

Matt HoganWildlife Refuge Bills and Nutria Eradication and Control ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

Wildlife Refuge Bills and Nutria Eradication and Control Act

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

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

Date

03/06/2003

Craig MansonThe Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)House Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

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

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

02/25/2003

Steven A. WilliamsH.R. 5395 and H.R. 5396 Amend the Non-Indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 5395 and H.R. 5396 Amend the Non-Indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act

Witness

Steven A. Williams

Committee

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

Date

11/14/2002

Craig MansonThe Twelfth meeting on the conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

The Twelfth meeting on the conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

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

Date

09/17/2002

Randal BowmanS. 1325, Ratification of the Adak Alaska Land Exchange AgreementSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and ForestSubject

S. 1325, Ratification of the Adak Alaska Land Exchange Agreement

Witness

Randal Bowman

Committee

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forest

Date

07/30/2002

Robert D. WilliamThe Listing of the Jarbidge Population of Bull TroutHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Field Hearing in Elko, NevadaSubject

The Listing of the Jarbidge Population of Bull Trout

Witness

Robert D. William

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Field Hearing in Elko, Nevada

Date

07/27/2002

Barry StieglitzH.R. 4722 Lake Erie Basin International Wildlife Refuge Establishment ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 4722 Lake Erie Basin International Wildlife Refuge Establishment Act

Witness

Barry Stieglitz

Committee

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

Date

07/18/2002

Kenneth StansellIllegal Bushmeat Consumption in AfricaHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee of Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

Illegal Bushmeat Consumption in Africa

Witness

Kenneth Stansell

Committee

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

Date

07/11/2002

David P. SmithMissouri River Operation and Management IssuesSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Water and Power SubcommitteeSubject

Missouri River Operation and Management Issues

Witness

David P. Smith

Committee

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

Date

07/10/2002

Craig MansonH.R. 4840 Sound Science for Endangered Species Act PlanningHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

H.R. 4840 Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

06/19/2002

Marshall JonesH.R. 4781 Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Status of U.S. Russia Polar Bear AgreementHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 4781 Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Status of U.S. Russia Polar Bear Agreement

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

06/13/2002

Nancy GlomanH.R. 4807 Susquehanna Expansion ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 4807 Susquehanna Expansion Act

Witness

Nancy Gloman

Committee

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

Date

06/12/2002

Mitch EllisH.R. 3937 Cibola National Wildlife RefugeHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 3937 Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Witness

Mitch Ellis

Committee

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

Date

05/16/2002

Randal BowmanS. 1325, Ratification of the Adak, Alaska Land Exchange AgreementSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and ForestsSubject

S. 1325, Ratification of the Adak, Alaska Land Exchange Agreement

Witness

Randal Bowman

Committee

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

Date

05/09/2002

Cathleen ShortH.R. 3908 North American Wetlands Conservation, H.R. 3470 Cape Fear and H.R. 40044 invasive speciesHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 3908 North American Wetlands Conservation, H.R. 3470 Cape Fear and H.R. 40044 invasive species

Witness

Cathleen Short

Committee

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

Date

04/11/2002

Ralph MorgenweckMissouri River Operation and Management IssuesSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee Water and Power SubcommitteeSubject

Missouri River Operation and Management Issues

Witness

Ralph Morgenweck

Committee

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

Date

03/27/2002

Craig MansonH.R. 2829 and H.R. 3705 Sound science and Endangered SpeciesHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

H.R. 2829 and H.R. 3705 Sound science and Endangered Species

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

03/20/2002

Craig MansonImplementation of Environmental and Natural Resource Laws and Military ReadinessHouse Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military ReadinessSubject

Implementation of Environmental and Natural Resource Laws and Military Readiness

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness

Date

03/14/2002

Steven A. WilliamsContamination of scientific samples during surveys of Canada lynx populationsHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Contamination of scientific samples during surveys of Canada lynx populations

Witness

Steven A. Williams

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

03/06/2002

Dan AsheH.R. 1370 the Refuge Concession BillHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 1370 the Refuge Concession Bill

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

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

Date

09/20/2001

Gary FrazerListing and Delisting Processes of the Endangered Species ActSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and WaterSubject

Listing and Delisting Processes of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Gary Frazer

Committee

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

Date

05/09/2001

Marshall JonesAdministration's Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife ServiceHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

Administration's Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

05/03/2001

Dan AsheComprehensive Conservation Plans and the National Wildlife Refuge SystemHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

Comprehensive Conservation Plans and the National Wildlife Refuge System

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

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

Date

03/29/2001

Marshall JonesH.R. 643 Elephant Conservation, H.R. 645, Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation, H.R. 700, Asian Elephant ConservationHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 643 Elephant Conservation, H.R. 645, Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation, H.R. 700, Asian Elephant Conservation

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

03/15/2001

Jamie Rappaport ClarkAdministration of the Endangered Species Act by the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, CaliforniaHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Administration of the Endangered Species Act by the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, California

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

09/14/2000

Jamie Rappaport ClarkAdministration of the Federal Aid ProgramSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

Administration of the Federal Aid Program

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

07/19/2000

Jamie Rappaport ClarkH.R. 4320 The Great Ape Conservation Act, H.R. 3407 Keystone Species Conservation ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 4320 The Great Ape Conservation Act, H.R. 3407 Keystone Species Conservation Act

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

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

Date

06/20/2000

Paul SchmidtH.R. 4286 Cahaba River National Wildlife RefugeHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 4286 Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

Witness

Paul Schmidt

Committee

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

Date

06/08/2000

Jamie Rappaport ClarkS. 25, S. 2123 and S. 2181, Providing Permanent Funding for Conservation Programs from Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas ReceiptsSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

S. 25, S. 2123 and S. 2181, Providing Permanent Funding for Conservation Programs from Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Receipts

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

05/24/2000

Daniel DiggsSalmon RestorationSenate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on InteriorSubject

Salmon Restoration

Witness

Daniel Diggs

Committee

Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior

Date

04/20/2000

David AllenImplementation of Section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

Implementation of Section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Witness

David Allen

Committee

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

Date

04/06/2000

Dan AsheH.R. 3176 Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, H.R. 3292 Cat Island National Wildlife RefugeHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 3176 Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, H.R. 3292 Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

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

Date

03/30/2000

Donald J. BarryThe Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

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

Witness

Donald J. Barry

Committee

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

Date

03/28/2000

Jamie Rappaport ClarkFiscal Year 2001 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

Fiscal Year 2001 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

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

Date

03/23/2000

Jamie Rappaport ClarkFiscal Year 2001 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceHouse Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior and Related AgenciesSubject

Fiscal Year 2001 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies

Date

03/02/2000

Jamie Rappaport ClarkH.R. 3160 Amend Endangered Species Act of 1973House Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

H.R. 3160 Amend Endangered Species Act of 1973

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

03/01/2000

Jamie Rappaport ClarkImplementation of the Endangered Species ActSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Drinking WaterSubject

Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

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

Date

11/03/1999

Donald J. BarryAdministration of the Federal Aid ProgramHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Administration of the Federal Aid Program

Witness

Donald J. Barry

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

10/26/1999

Jamie Rappaport ClarkAdministration of the Federal Aid ProgramHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Administration of the Federal Aid Program

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

09/29/1999

Tom MeliusH.R. 2496 Junior Duck Stamp, H.R. 2821 Amendment to North American Wetlands Conservation ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 2496 Junior Duck Stamp, H.R. 2821 Amendment to North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Witness

Tom Melius

Committee

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

Date

09/23/1999

Gary FrazerH.R. 1775 Estuary Habitat Restoration Partnership Act of 1999House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 1775 Estuary Habitat Restoration Partnership Act of 1999

Witness

Gary Frazer

Committee

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

Date

09/23/1999

Ralph MorgenweckImplementation of the Endangered Species ActHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Ralph Morgenweck

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/24/1999

Dr. John G. RogersFederal Aid ProgramHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Federal Aid Program

Witness

Dr. John G. Rogers

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/20/1999

Donald J. BarryThe Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)House Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

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

Witness

Donald J. Barry

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/13/1999

Mike SpearImplementation of the Endangered Species ActHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Mike Spear

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/09/1999

Marshall JonesImplementation of the 1994 Amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

Implementation of the 1994 Amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

06/29/1999

Cynthia U. BarryImplementation of the Northwest Forest PlanHouse Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and ForestrySubject

Implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan

Witness

Cynthia U. Barry

Committee

House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry

Date

06/21/1999

Marshall JonesH.R. 1934 Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Act of 1999 and comment on trophy permit included in H.R. 529House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and OceansSubject

H.R. 1934 Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Act of 1999 and comment on trophy permit included in H.R. 529

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

06/10/1999

Jamie Rappaport ClarkS. 1100 Endangered Species Act Critical HabitatSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Drinking WaterSubject

S. 1100 Endangered Species Act Critical Habitat

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

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

Date

05/27/1999