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
Marshall Jones H.R. 4781 Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Status of U.S. Russia Polar Bear Agreement House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Gloman H.R. 4807 Susquehanna Expansion Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Ellis H.R. 3937 Cibola National Wildlife Refuge House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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

Date

05/09/2002

Cathleen Short H.R. 3908 North American Wetlands Conservation, H.R. 3470 Cape Fear and H.R. 40044 invasive species House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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

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 Manson H.R. 2829 and H.R. 3705 Sound science and Endangered Species House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Manson Implementation of Environmental and Natural Resource Laws and Military Readiness House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness Subject

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. Williams Contamination of scientific samples during surveys of Canada lynx populations House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Ashe H.R. 1370 the Refuge Concession Bill House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Frazer Listing and Delisting Processes of the Endangered Species Act Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subject

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 Jones Administration's Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Ashe Comprehensive Conservation Plans and the National Wildlife Refuge System House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Jones H.R. 643 Elephant Conservation, H.R. 645, Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation, H.R. 700, Asian Elephant Conservation House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Clark Administration of the Endangered Species Act by the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, California House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Clark Administration of the Federal Aid Program Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

Administration of the Federal Aid Program

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Date

07/19/2000

Jamie Rappaport Clark H.R. 4320 The Great Ape Conservation Act, H.R. 3407 Keystone Species Conservation Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Schmidt H.R. 4286 Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Clark S. 25, S. 2123 and S. 2181, Providing Permanent Funding for Conservation Programs from Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Receipts Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subject

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 Diggs Salmon Restoration Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior Subject

Salmon Restoration

Witness

Daniel Diggs

Committee

Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior

Date

04/20/2000

David Allen Implementation of Section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Ashe H.R. 3176 Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, H.R. 3292 Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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. Barry The 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 Oceans Subject

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 Clark Fiscal Year 2001 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Clark Fiscal Year 2001 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies Subject

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 Clark H.R. 3160 Amend Endangered Species Act of 1973 House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Clark Implementation of the Endangered Species Act Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Drinking Water Subject

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. Barry Administration of the Federal Aid Program House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Administration of the Federal Aid Program

Witness

Donald J. Barry

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

10/26/1999

Jamie Rappaport Clark Administration of the Federal Aid Program House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Administration of the Federal Aid Program

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

09/29/1999

Tom Melius H.R. 2496 Junior Duck Stamp, H.R. 2821 Amendment to North American Wetlands Conservation Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Frazer H.R. 1775 Estuary Habitat Restoration Partnership Act of 1999 House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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 Morgenweck Implementation of the Endangered Species Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Ralph Morgenweck

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/24/1999

Dr. John G. Rogers Federal Aid Program House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Federal Aid Program

Witness

Dr. John G. Rogers

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/20/1999

Donald J. Barry The Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

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 Spear Implementation of the Endangered Species Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Mike Spear

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

07/09/1999

Marshall Jones Implementation of the 1994 Amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

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. Barry Implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry Subject

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

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 Clark S. 1100 Endangered Species Act Critical Habitat Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Drinking Water Subject

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

Jamie Rappaport Clark Implementation of the Endangered Species Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

05/26/1999

Gary Frazer Coastal Barrier Resources System House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Coastal Barrier Resources System

Witness

Gary Frazer

Committee

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

Date

05/06/1999

Dr. John G. Rogers Ecological Problems Associated with Overabundant White Goose Populations House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Ecological Problems Associated with Overabundant White Goose Populations

Witness

Dr. John G. Rogers

Committee

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

Date

04/15/1999

Jamie Rappaport Clark H.R. 1142 the Landowners Equal Treatment Act House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

H.R. 1142 the Landowners Equal Treatment Act

Witness

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

04/14/1999

Thomas Dwyer Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Congressional Field Hearing Hosted by Senator Slade Gorton and Representative Norm Dicks Subject

Puget Sound Salmon Recovery

Witness

Thomas Dwyer

Committee

Congressional Field Hearing Hosted by Senator Slade Gorton and Representative Norm Dicks

Date

04/07/1999

Rowan Gould Reauthorization of the Yukon River Salmon Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Reauthorization of the Yukon River Salmon Act

Witness

Rowan Gould

Committee

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

Date

03/11/1999

Jamie Rappaport Clark Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request 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

03/04/1999

Dr. John G. Rogers H.R. 39 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans Subject

H.R. 39 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

Witness

Dr. John G. Rogers

Committee

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

Date

02/11/1999

Dan Ashe Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Expansion Project House Committee on Natural Resources Subject

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Expansion Project

Witness

Dan Ashe

Committee

House Committee on Natural Resources

Date

02/03/1999