Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen 09:30 AM

This legislative hearing has been scheduled before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  The hearing will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 9:30 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 following bills:

  • S. 346, the Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2015.
  • S. 437, the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act.
  • S. 1416, a bill to limit the authority to reserve water rights in designating a national monument.
  • S. 2056, the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Act.
  • S. 2380, the RPPA Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program Act of 2015.
  • S. 2681, the San Juan County Settlement Implementation Act of 2016.
  • S. 2991, the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016. 
  • S. 3049, the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act.
  • S. 3102, the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act.
  • S. 3167, the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area Act of 2016.
  • S. 3192, the Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2016.
  • S. 3203, the Alaska Economic Development and Access to Resources Act.
  • S. 3204, the King Cove Road Land Exchange Act.
  • S. 3254, the Spearfish Canyon and Bismarck Lake Land Exchange Act.
  • S. 3273, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Improvement Act of 2016.
  • S. 3312, the Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2016.
  • S. 3315, the Second Division Memorial Modification Act.
  • S. 3316, the Advancing Conservation and Education Act.
  • S. 3317, a bill to exempt Utah from the Antiquities Act.
  • H.R. 1838, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act.
  • H.R. 2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act.
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.

Opening Remarks

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Harry Reid
    U.S. Senator
    State of Nevada
  • The Honorable Dan Sullivan
    U.S. Senator
    State of Alaska

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Neil Kornze
    Director, Bureau of Land Management
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Ms. Leslie Weldon
    Deputy Chief, U.S. Forest Service
    U.S. Department of Agriculture