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
Martha WilliamsThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2025 BudgetSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

Witness

Martha Williams

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

06/12/2024

Martha WilliamsExamining the President’s FY 2025 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Power Marketing AdministrationsHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Examining the President’s FY 2025 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Power Marketing Administrations

Witness

Martha Williams

Committee

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

Date

05/16/2024

Stephen GuertinThe National Wildlife Refuge System at Risk: Impacts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed BIDEH RuleHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

The National Wildlife Refuge System at Risk: Impacts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed BIDEH Rule

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

04/10/2024

Matthew StricklerLegislative Hearing on H.R. 7408House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 7408

Witness

Matthew Strickler

Committee

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

Date

03/06/2024

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 3119, H.R. 6784, H.R. 6854, and H.R. 7157House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3119, H.R. 6784, H.R. 6854, and H.R. 7157

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

02/14/2024

Martha WilliamsIIJA Investments in Habitat and Ecosystem Restoration, Pollinators, and Wildlife CrossingsSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

IIJA Investments in Habitat and Ecosystem Restoration, Pollinators, and Wildlife Crossings

Witness

Martha Williams

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

12/06/2023

Gary FrazerHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

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

Witness

Gary Frazer

Committee

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

Date

10/25/2023

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 4389, H.R. 4770 and H.R. 5009House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4389, H.R. 4770 and H.R. 5009

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

10/18/2023

Matthew StricklerLegislative Hearing on H.R. 5490 and H.R. 2437House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5490 and H.R. 2437

Witness

Matthew Strickler

Committee

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

Date

09/28/2023

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 1437, H.R. 1792, H.R. 2950, H.R. 2982, H.R. 4051, H.R. 4094, H.R. 4587 and H.R. 4596House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1437, H.R. 1792, H.R. 2950, H.R. 2982, H.R. 4051, H.R. 4094, H.R. 4587 and H.R. 4596

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

07/27/2023

Martha WilliamsESA at 50: The Destructive Cost of the ESAHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

ESA at 50: The Destructive Cost of the ESA

Witness

Martha Williams

Committee

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

Date

07/18/2023

Martha WilliamsExamining the President’s FY 2024 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Power Marketing AdministrationsHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Examining the President’s FY 2024 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Power Marketing Administrations

Witness

Martha Williams

Committee

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

Date

05/23/2023

Martha WilliamsThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 BudgetSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

Witness

Martha Williams

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

05/16/2023

Matthew StricklerLegislative Hearing on H.R.524, H.R.615, H.R.2689, H.R.2872House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R.524, H.R.615, H.R.2689, H.R.2872

Witness

Matthew Strickler

Committee

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

Date

05/10/2023

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.J. Res. 29, H.J. Res. 46, H.J. Res. 49, H.R. 1213House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.J. Res. 29, H.J. Res. 46, H.J. Res. 49, H.R. 1213

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

04/18/2023

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 746, H.R. 886, H.R. 1245, H.R. 1419House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and FisheriesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 746, H.R. 886, H.R. 1245, H.R. 1419

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

03/23/2023

Stephen GuertinA Legislative Hearing to Examine S. 2194, the Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021, S. ____, the Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2022, S. 3069, the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act, and S. 3767, the Delaware RiverSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

A Legislative Hearing to Examine S. 2194, the Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021, S. ____, the Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2022, S. 3069, the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act, and S. 3767, the Delaware River

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

06/15/2022

Martha WilliamsThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed 2023 BudgetSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed 2023 Budget

Witness

Martha Williams

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

05/18/2022

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 6427, H.R. 6734, H.R. 7025House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6427, H.R. 6734, H.R. 7025

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

03/29/2022

Stephen GuertinKlamath River Basin Conditions and OpportunitiesHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject: Klamath River Basin Conditions and OpportunitiesSubject

Klamath River Basin Conditions and Opportunities

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject: Klamath River Basin Conditions and Opportunities

Date

03/08/2022

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 4057, H.R. 4092, H.R. 4677, H.R. 4716, H.R. 5973, H.R. 6023, H.R. 1546House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4057, H.R. 4092, H.R. 4677, H.R. 4716, H.R. 5973, H.R. 6023, H.R. 1546

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

01/20/2022

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 1569, H.R. 1983, H.R. 2026, H.R. 2325, H.R. 2773, H.R. 2793, H.R. 2848, H.R. 2872, H.R. 3135House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1569, H.R. 1983, H.R. 2026, H.R. 2325, H.R. 2773, H.R. 2793, H.R. 2848, H.R. 2872, H.R. 3135

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

07/29/2021

Stephen GuertinExamining the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

07/21/2021

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 3764House Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3764

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

06/22/2021

Stephen GuertinWildlife Trafficking and the Growing Online MarketplaceHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Wildlife Trafficking and the Growing Online Marketplace

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

04/27/2021

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on S. 2891 – Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019Senate Committee on Indian AffairsSubject

Legislative Hearing on S. 2891 – Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Date

03/04/2020

Rob WallaceOversight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

Oversight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Rob Wallace

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

02/05/2020

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 2795 – Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act and H.R. 3742 – Recovering America’s Wildlife ActHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2795 – Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act and H.R. 3742 – Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

10/17/2019

William WerkheiserChronic Wasting DiseaseHouse Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesSubject

Chronic Wasting Disease

Witness

William Werkheiser

Committee

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

Date

10/16/2019

Stephen GuertinExamining the Impacts of Disease on Wildlife Conservation and ManagementSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

Examining the Impacts of Disease on Wildlife Conservation and Management

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

10/16/2019

Stephen GuertinLegislative Hearing on H.R. 925, H.R. 1747, H.R. 2748, H.R. 2956, H.R. 2918, H.R. 3399, H.R.4340, H.R. 2854, H.R.4341, and H.R.4348House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 925, H.R. 1747, H.R. 2748, H.R. 2956, H.R. 2918, H.R. 3399, H.R.4340, H.R. 2854, H.R.4341, and H.R.4348

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

09/24/2019

Stephen GuertinMarine Debris: Impacts on Ecosystems and SpeciesSenate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesSubject

Marine Debris: Impacts on Ecosystems and Species

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

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

Date

09/19/2019

Aurelia SkipwithHearing on the nomination of

Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
House Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Hearing on the nomination of

Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Aurelia Skipwith

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

09/11/2019

Statement For the RecordLegislative Hearing on Discussion Draft – Migratory Bird Protection Act, H.R. 1446 – Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization, and H.R. 2685 – Wild Bird Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2019House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft – Migratory Bird Protection Act, H.R. 1446 – Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization, and H.R. 2685 – Wild Bird Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2019

Witness

Statement For the Record

Committee

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

Date

06/13/2019

Margaret EversonExamining the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceHouse Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and WildlifeSubject

Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Margaret Everson

Committee

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

Date

05/21/2019

Margaret EversonFiscal Year 2020 Budget: National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological SurveyHouse Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesSubject

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget: National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey

Witness

Margaret Everson

Committee

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

Date

04/03/2019

Gregg RenkesLegislative Hearing on H.R. 6356, H.R. 6345, H.R. 6344, H.R. 6355, H.R. 6364, H.R. 6360, H.R. 6346, H.R. 6354, H.R. 3608House Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6356, H.R. 6345, H.R. 6344, H.R. 6355, H.R. 6364, H.R. 6360, H.R. 6346, H.R. 6354, H.R. 3608

Witness

Gregg Renkes

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

09/26/2018

Allan BrownField Briefing: Protecting Our Waterways: Examining Federal Efforts to Control Asian Carp in KentuckyHouse Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and EnvironmentSubject

Field Briefing: Protecting Our Waterways: Examining Federal Efforts to Control Asian Carp in Kentucky

Witness

Allan Brown

Committee

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment

Date

07/27/2018

Jennifer HardinKeep What You Catch: Promoting Traditional Subsistence Activities in Native CommunitiesSenate Committee on Indian AffairsSubject

Keep What You Catch: Promoting Traditional Subsistence Activities in Native Communities

Witness

Jennifer Hardin

Committee

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Date

06/20/2018

Tom CooperExamining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes RegionHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes Region

Witness

Tom Cooper

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

06/11/2018

Gregory SheehanImproving the Hydropower Licensing ProcessHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on EnergySubject

Improving the Hydropower Licensing Process

Witness

Gregory Sheehan

Committee

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy

Date

06/07/2018

Stephen GuertinExploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance BacklogHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance Backlog

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

03/06/2018

Stephen GuertinExploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance BacklogHouse Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance Backlog

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

03/06/2018

Gary FrazerLegislative Hearing on Two Bills to Revise the Boundaries of Certain Units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System: H.R. 2947and H.R. 4880House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Water, Power And OceansSubject

Legislative Hearing on Two Bills to Revise the Boundaries of Certain Units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System: H.R. 2947and H.R. 4880

Witness

Gary Frazer

Committee

House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Water, Power And Oceans

Date

02/27/2018

Gregory SheehanOil and Gas Exploration and Development in the Arctic Coastal PlainSenate Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesSubject

Oil and Gas Exploration and Development in the Arctic Coastal Plain

Witness

Gregory Sheehan

Committee

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Date

11/02/2017

Stephen GuertinEvaluating the Paperwork Reduction Act Part II: Are Burdens Being Reduced?House Committee on Small BusinessSubject

Evaluating the Paperwork Reduction Act Part II: Are Burdens Being Reduced?

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee on Small Business

Date

10/11/2017

Gary FrazerCutting Through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering CouncilSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on InvestigationsSubject

Cutting Through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

Witness

Gary Frazer

Committee

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Date

09/07/2017

Gregory SheehanLegislative Hearing on H.R. 424, H.R. 717, H.R. 1274, H.R. 2603, and H.R. 3131House Committee on Natural ResourcesSubject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 424, H.R. 717, H.R. 1274, H.R. 2603, and H.R. 3131

Witness

Gregory Sheehan

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/19/2017

William WoodyCultural Sovereignty Series: Modernizing the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Honor Native Identity and Expression.Senate Committee on Indian AffairsSubject

Cultural Sovereignty Series: Modernizing the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Honor Native Identity and Expression.

Witness

William Woody

Committee

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Date

07/07/2017

Jim KurthExamining Innovative Solutions to Control Invasive Species and Promote Wildlife ConservationSenate Committee on Environment and Public WorksSubject

Examining Innovative Solutions to Control Invasive Species and Promote Wildlife Conservation

Witness

Jim Kurth

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

03/15/2017