FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: Keeping the Commitment to Rural Communities

Options for reauthorizing and reforming the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and Payments in Lieu of Taxes

March 19, 2013
10:00 AM
SD-366 Senate Dirksen Building

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the options and challenges related to possible reauthorization and reform of two payment programs for local governments - the recently expired Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witnesses’ testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

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Member Statements

  • The Honorable Max Baucus

    United States Senator

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Thomas Tidwell

    U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Ms. Pamela K. Haze

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Ms. Anne-Marie Fennell

    Natural Resources and Environment Team, Government Accountability Office

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Jay O'Laughlin Ph.D

    Professor of Forestry and Policy Sciences
    University of Idaho, College of Natural Resouces, Moscow, ID
  • Mr. Mark Haggerty

    Policy Analyst
    Headwaters Economics, Bozeman, MT
  • Mr. Paul J. Pearce

    National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, Stevenson, WA
  • Mr. Ryan R. Yates

    Associate Legislative Director
    Legislative Affairs Department, National Association of Counties