Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Discussion Draft Entitled the “Wildfire Budgeting, Response and Forest Management Act of 2016.”

June 23, 2016
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen

The hearing will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.                                                                                                  

The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the discussion draft entitled the “Wildfire Budgeting, Response and Forest Management Act of 2016.”    

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

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell

    Ranking Member
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Robert Bonnie

    Under Secretary, Natural Resources & Environment
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Bryan Rice

    Director, Office of Wildland Fire
    U.S. Department of the Interior

Witness Panel 2