The Division of Congressional and Legislative Affairs is the liaison between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Congress. The Division is responsible for ensuring effective and appropriate communications between Congress and the Service, and for implementing the Service’s legislative agenda through clearance of testimony, outreach initiatives, and legislative proposals.

What We Do

Our Services

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 at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Congressional Testimony page.