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
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

Matt Hogan The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

04/26/2005

H. Dale Hall Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

04/22/2005

Craig Manson Preparations for the Thirteenth Meeting of the COP to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Subject

Preparations for the Thirteenth Meeting of the COP to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Date

09/23/2004

H. Dale Hall National Forest Management and the Endangered Species Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Subject

National Forest Management and the Endangered Species Act

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

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

Date

09/20/2004

Julie MacDonald Examining Impacts of the Endangered Species Act on Southern California's Inland Empire House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Examining Impacts of the Endangered Species Act on Southern California's Inland Empire

Witness

Julie MacDonald

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

09/10/2004

Julie MacDonald The Endangered Species Act Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subject

The Endangered Species Act

Witness

Julie MacDonald

Committee

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

Date

08/23/2004

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle Upper Mississippi Illinois Waterway System Navigation Feasibility Study House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment Subject

Upper Mississippi Illinois Waterway System Navigation Feasibility Study

Witness

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle

Committee

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

Date

06/24/2004

Matt Hogan H.R. 3320 American Aquaculture and Fishery Resources Protection Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 3320 American Aquaculture and Fishery Resources Protection Act

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

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

Date

06/24/2004

Robyn Thorson Great Lakes Water Quality Improvement and Ecosystem Restoration House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subject

Great Lakes Water Quality Improvement and Ecosystem Restoration

Witness

Robyn Thorson

Committee

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Date

05/20/2004

Kenneth Stansell The International Aspects on Fish and Wildlife Conservation House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

The International Aspects on Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Witness

Kenneth Stansell

Committee

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

Date

04/29/2004

Craig Manson H.R. 2933 The Critical Habitat Reform Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

H.R. 2933 The Critical Habitat Reform Act

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

04/28/2004

Marshall Jones H.R. 3378 The Marine Turtle Conservation Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 3378 The Marine Turtle Conservation Act

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

04/25/2004

Steven A. Williams Fiscal Year 2005 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Fiscal Year 2005 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Steven A. Williams

Committee

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

Date

04/11/2004

Steve Thompson Sierra Nevada Forest Plan House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health Subject

Sierra Nevada Forest Plan

Witness

Steve Thompson

Committee

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

Date

02/28/2004

H. Dale Hall Endangered Species Impact House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology Subject

Endangered Species Impact

Witness

H. Dale Hall

Committee

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

Date

02/23/2004

Marshall Jones H.R. 3378, The Marine Turtle Conservation Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 3378, The Marine Turtle Conservation Act

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

02/23/2004

Matt Hogan Exotic Bird Species and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Exotic Bird Species and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

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

Date

12/16/2003

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System

Witness

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle

Committee

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

Date

11/20/2003

David P. Smith GAO Report "National Wildlife Refuges: Opportunities to Improve the Management and Oversight of Oil and Gas Activities on Federal Lands" House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

GAO Report "National Wildlife Refuges: Opportunities to Improve the Management and Oversight of Oil and Gas Activities on Federal Lands"

Witness

David P. Smith

Committee

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

Date

10/30/2003

Clint Riley H.R. 154, 2501 and 2619 John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System, H.R. 2623 and 3056 Kilauea Point and Cahaba National Wildlife Refuges House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 154, 2501 and 2619 John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System, H.R. 2623 and 3056 Kilauea Point and Cahaba National Wildlife Refuges

Witness

Clint Riley

Committee

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

Date

09/25/2003

David Allen Cooperation with States on Bull Trout Recovery under the Endangered Species Act Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subject

Cooperation with States on Bull Trout Recovery under the Endangered Species Act

Witness

David Allen

Committee

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

Date

08/26/2003

Steve Thompson The Desert Tortoise Recovery Plan House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands Subject

The Desert Tortoise Recovery Plan

Witness

Steve Thompson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands

Date

08/18/2003

Marshall Jones H.R. 2693 Marine Mammal Protection Act Amendments House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 2693 Marine Mammal Protection Act Amendments

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

07/24/2003

Craig Manson The Endangered Species Act House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology Subject

The Endangered Species Act

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

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

Date

07/17/2003

Marshall Jones The Importation of Exotic Species and the Impact on Public Health and Safety Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

The Importation of Exotic Species and the Impact on Public Health and Safety

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

07/17/2003

Robyn Thorson Great Lakes Restoration and Management Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Subject

Great Lakes Restoration and Management

Witness

Robyn Thorson

Committee

Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia

Date

07/16/2003

Marshall Jones The Implementation and the Reauthorization of the Marine Mammal Protection Act Senate Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subject

The Implementation and the Reauthorization of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

Senate Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard

Date

07/16/2003

Marshall Jones H.R. 1204 National Wildlife Refuge System Concessions Policy and 2408 National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 1204 National Wildlife Refuge System Concessions Policy and 2408 National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer Act

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

06/26/2003

Matt Hogan S. 525, the "National Aquatic Invasive Species Act" Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subject

S. 525, the "National Aquatic Invasive Species Act"

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

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

Date

06/17/2003

Matt Hogan H.R. 1006 Captive Wildlife Safety Act and 1472 Don’t Feed the Bears Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 1006 Captive Wildlife Safety Act and 1472 Don’t Feed the Bears Act

Witness

Matt Hogan

Committee

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

Date

06/12/2003

Hannibal Bolton Impacts on Tribal Fish and Wildlife Management Programs in the Pacific Northwest Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Subject

Impacts on Tribal Fish and Wildlife Management Programs in the Pacific Northwest

Witness

Hannibal Bolton

Committee

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Date

06/04/2003

Marshall Jones H.R. 2048 catch shares and conservation measures for Canadian-origin salmon and the US-Russia Polar Bear Treaty House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 2048 catch shares and conservation measures for Canadian-origin salmon and the US-Russia Polar Bear Treaty

Witness

Marshall Jones

Committee

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

Date

05/22/2003

Craig Manson The Designation of Critical Habitat Under the Endangered Species Act Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subject

The Designation of Critical Habitat Under the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

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

Date

04/10/2003

Craig Manson Implementation of Environmental and Natural Resource Laws and Military Readiness Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

Implementation of Environmental and Natural Resource Laws and Military Readiness

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

04/02/2003

Julie MacDonald Implementation of Environmental and Natural Resource Laws and Military Readiness Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Subject

Implementation of Environmental and Natural Resource Laws and Military Readiness

Witness

Julie MacDonald

Committee

Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support

Date

04/01/2003

Steven A. Williams Fiscal Year 2004 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Fiscal Year 2004 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Steven A. Williams

Committee

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

Date

03/19/2003

Steven A. Williams Fiscal Year 2004 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subject

Fiscal Year 2004 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Witness

Steven A. Williams

Committee

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

Date

03/18/2003

Matt Hogan Wildlife Refuge Bills and Nutria Eradication and Control Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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

Matt Hogan H.R. 289, 274 and 417 Related to Ottawa and Detroit River, Blackwater, Cibola National Wildlife Refuges, H.R. 273 Nutria Eradication and Control House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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

Craig Manson The Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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. Williams H.R. 5395 and H.R. 5396 Amend the Non-Indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Manson The 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 Oceans Subject

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 Bowman S. 1325, Ratification of the Adak Alaska Land Exchange Agreement Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forest Subject

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. William The Listing of the Jarbidge Population of Bull Trout House Committee on Natural Resources, Field Hearing in Elko, Nevada Subject

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 Stieglitz H.R. 4722 Lake Erie Basin International Wildlife Refuge Establishment Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Stansell Illegal Bushmeat Consumption in Africa House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee of Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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. Smith Missouri River Operation and Management Issues Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Water and Power Subcommittee Subject

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 Manson H.R. 4840 Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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

Witness

Craig Manson

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

06/19/2002