Oversight Hearing on "Examining the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Four Power Marketing Administrations and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Program"
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Water and Power
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing on:
- "Examining the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Four Power Marketing Administrations and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Program"
The Honorable Tom McClintock
The Honorable Doc Hastings
Full Committee Chairman
Witnesses and Testimony:
The Honorable Michael L. Connor
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Bonneville Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration
Southeastern Power Administration
Dr. Jerad Bales
Acting Associate Director for the Water Mission Area
U.S. Geological Survey
Our nation’s federal multi-purpose dams and reservoirs have provided abundant water and emissions-free hydropower for generations. This infrastructure has helped provide the foundation for long-term jobs and economic growth. These federal water and power supply projects continue to be vital components of our nation’s infrastructure. This hearing will focus on the past and future missions of the agencies delivering federal hydropower as well as the controversies surrounding specific issues.