Full Committee Hearing on SRS and PILT, and to Receive Testimony on Pending Legislation

November 21, 2019
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine federal payments to local governments provided through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs and to receive testimony on the following bills: 

  • S. 430, to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Crapo);
  • S. 1643, to amend title 36, United States Code, to grant a Federal charter to the Forest and Refuge County Foundation, to provide for the establishment of the Natural Resources Permanent Fund, and for other purposes (Wyden); and
  • S. 2108, to amend section 6903 of title 31, United States Code, to provide for additional population tiers, and for other purposes (Daines).

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

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Chairman
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Ms. Denise Flanagan

    Director, Office of Budget
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Allen Rowley

    Associate Deputy Chief
    USDA Forest Service
  • The Honorable Stephen Prysunka

    Mayor
    City and Borough of Wrangell
  • Mr. Justin M. Dilley

    Teacher of Science, Pocahontas County High School
    Pocahontas County Board of Education