September 16, 2003
12:00 AM
The Water & Power Subcommittee hearing previously scheduled for Thursday, September 18, at 2:30p.m. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 23, at 2:30 p.m. in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Building. The Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold a hearing to receive testimony on five bills. The five bills are: S. 213, a bill to clear title to certain real property in New Mexico associated with the Middle Rio Grande Project. S.1236, a bill directing the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to control or eradicate Tamarisk in the Western United States. S. 1516, a bill to further the purposes of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 by directing the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to assess potential increases in water availability for Bureau of Reclamation projects through control of salt cedar and Russian olive. H.R. 856, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to revise a repayment contract with the Tom Green County Water Control and Improvement District No.1 San Angelo project, Texas. H.R. 961, a bill to promote Department of the Interior efforts to provide a scientific basis for the management of sediment and nutrient loss in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Invited witnesses are: Panel One Congressman Charlie Stenholm
Texas, 17th
Congressman Ron Kind
Wisconsin, 3rd
Panel Two Tim Carlson
Tamarisk Coalition
Grand Junction, CO
Debbie Hughes
Executive Director
New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts
Carlsbad, NM
John Marshall
Assistant Director
Colorado Department for Natural Resources
Denver, CO
John P. Taylor
Wildlife and Land Management and Research Demonstration Area Biologist
Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Socorro, NM
Holly Stoerker
Executive Director
Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
St. Paul, MN