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
Martha Williams The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed 2023 Budget Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

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 Guertin Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6427, H.R. 6734, H.R. 7025 House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject

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

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 Guertin Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4057, H.R. 4092, H.R. 4677, H.R. 4716, H.R. 5973, H.R. 6023, H.R. 1546 House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject

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

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

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 Guertin Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3764 House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3764

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

06/22/2021

Stephen Guertin Wildlife Trafficking and the Growing Online Marketplace House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject

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 Guertin Legislative Hearing on S. 2891 – Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019 Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Subject

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 Wallace Oversight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

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 Guertin Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2795 – Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act and H.R. 3742 – Recovering America’s Wildlife Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject

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

Stephen Guertin Examining the Impacts of Disease on Wildlife Conservation and Management Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

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

William Werkheiser Chronic Wasting Disease House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subject

Chronic Wasting Disease

Witness

William Werkheiser

Committee

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

Date

10/16/2019

Stephen Guertin 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 House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject

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 Guertin Marine Debris: Impacts on Ecosystems and Species Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subject

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 Skipwith Hearing on the nomination of

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

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

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 Everson Examining the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subject

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 Everson Fiscal Year 2020 Budget: National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subject

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 Renkes 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 House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Brown Field Briefing: Protecting Our Waterways: Examining Federal Efforts to Control Asian Carp in Kentucky House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment Subject

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 Hardin Keep What You Catch: Promoting Traditional Subsistence Activities in Native Communities Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Subject

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 Cooper Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes Region House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Sheehan Improving the Hydropower Licensing Process House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy Subject

Improving the Hydropower Licensing Process

Witness

Gregory Sheehan

Committee

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy

Date

06/07/2018

Stephen Guertin Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance Backlog House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Guertin Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior’s Maintenance Backlog House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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

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 Sheehan Oil and Gas Exploration and Development in the Arctic Coastal Plain Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subject

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 Guertin Evaluating the Paperwork Reduction Act Part II: Are Burdens Being Reduced? House Committee on Small Business Subject

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 Frazer Cutting Through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Subject

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 Sheehan Legislative Hearing on H.R. 424, H.R. 717, H.R. 1274, H.R. 2603, and H.R. 3131 House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Woody Cultural Sovereignty Series: Modernizing the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Honor Native Identity and Expression. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Subject

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 Kurth Examining Innovative Solutions to Control Invasive Species and Promote Wildlife Conservation Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

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

Stephen Guertin Oversight Hearing on the Status of the Federal Government's Management of Wolves House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight and Investigations Subject

Oversight Hearing on the Status of the Federal Government's Management of Wolves

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight and Investigations

Date

09/21/2016

Michael Bean Reviewing the Proposed Revisions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subject

Reviewing the Proposed Revisions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy

Witness

Michael Bean

Committee

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

Date

09/21/2016

Oversight of the Impact of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations on Citizens’ Private Property Rights Senate Committee On Environment And Public Works, Subcommittee On Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subject

Oversight of the Impact of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations on Citizens’ Private Property Rights

Witness

Committee

Senate Committee On Environment And Public Works, Subcommittee On Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight

Date

08/30/2016

Stephen Guertin Oversight Hearing on the Administration’s Response to Findings of Unethical and Criminal Conduct at the Department of the Interior House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight and Investigations Subject

Oversight Hearing on the Administration’s Response to Findings of Unethical and Criminal Conduct at the Department of the Interior

Witness

Stephen Guertin

Committee

House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight and Investigations

Date

06/23/2016

William Woody Stopping The Money Flow: The War On Terror Finance Committee On Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee On Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade and Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subject

Stopping The Money Flow: The War On Terror Finance

Witness

William Woody

Committee

Committee On Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee On Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade and Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

Date

06/09/2016

Jim Kurth Marine Debris and Wildlife: Impacts, Sources, and Solutions Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subject

Marine Debris and Wildlife: Impacts, Sources, and Solutions

Witness

Jim Kurth

Committee

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

Date

05/17/2016

Dan Ashe Barriers To Endangered Species Act Delisting, Part II House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Subcommittees on Interior and Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules Subject

Barriers To Endangered Species Act Delisting, Part II

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Subcommittees on Interior and Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules

Date

04/21/2016

Dan Ashe Oversight Hearing on Recent Changes to Endangered Species Critical Habitat Designation and Implementation House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Oversight Hearing on Recent Changes to Endangered Species Critical Habitat Designation and Implementation

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

04/19/2016

Jim Kurth Examining the Missions and Impacts of the President’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Budgets of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Power Marketing Administrations House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Water, Power And Oceans Subject

Examining the Missions and Impacts of the President’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Budgets of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Power Marketing Administrations

Witness

Jim Kurth

Committee

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

Date

03/22/2016

Dan Ashe Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House committee on appropriations subcommittee on interior, environment, and related agencies Subject

Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

House committee on appropriations subcommittee on interior, environment, and related agencies

Date

03/15/2016

William Woody Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3070 and H.R. 4245 House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Water, Power And Oceans Subject

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3070 and H.R. 4245

Witness

William Woody

Committee

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

Date

02/02/2016

Dan Ashe Briefing On "Improving the Endangered Species Act: Perspectives from the Fish and Wildlife Service and State Governors" Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subject

Briefing On "Improving the Endangered Species Act: Perspectives from the Fish and Wildlife Service and State Governors"

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

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

Date

09/29/2015

Michael Bean Oversight Hearing On "Federal Agencies' Selective Enforcement Of ESA Consultation" House Natural Resources Committee Subject

Oversight Hearing On "Federal Agencies' Selective Enforcement Of ESA Consultation"

Witness

Michael Bean

Committee

House Natural Resources Committee

Date

07/29/2015

Wendi Weber Legislative Hearing On H.R. 564, H.R. 1772, H.R. 2168 U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Water, Power And Oceans Subject

Legislative Hearing On H.R. 564, H.R. 1772, H.R. 2168

Witness

Wendi Weber

Committee

U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Water, Power And Oceans

Date

07/23/2015

Luis Santiago Operation Something Bruin U.S. House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, Subcommittee On Government Operations Subject

Operation Something Bruin

Witness

Luis Santiago

Committee

U.S. House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, Subcommittee On Government Operations

Date

06/19/2015

Dan Ashe The President’s FY2016 Budget Request For The Fish And Wildlife Service And Legislative Hearing On Endangered Species Bills The Senate Committee On Environment And Public Works Subject

The President’s FY2016 Budget Request For The Fish And Wildlife Service And Legislative Hearing On Endangered Species Bills

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

The Senate Committee On Environment And Public Works

Date

05/06/2015

Robert Dreher Poaching And Terrorism: A National Security Challenge U.S. House Of Representatives, Committee On Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee On Terrorism, Nonproliferation, And Trade Subject

Poaching And Terrorism: A National Security Challenge

Witness

Robert Dreher

Committee

U.S. House Of Representatives, Committee On Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee On Terrorism, Nonproliferation, And Trade

Date

04/22/2015