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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4315, H.R. 4316, H.R. 4317, and H.R. 4318
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 4315 (Hastings of WA), To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes. “21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act”
  • H.R. 4316 (Lummis), To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to improve the disclosure of certain expenditures under that Act, and for other purposes. “Endangered Species Recovery Transparency Act”
  • H.R. 4317 (Neugebauer), To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require disclosure to States of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of information provided by State, tribal, and county governments in decisionmaking under such Act, and for other purposes. “State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act”
  • H.R. 4318 (Huizenga), To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law, and for other purpose. “Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act”

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Dr. Rob Roy Ramey II, Ph.D. (H.R. 4315 and H.R. 4317)
Nederland, Colorado
(Truth in Testimony Form)

The Honorable Kel Seliger (H.R. 4317)
State Senator
The Senate of Texas
Amarillo, Texas
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. Steven Courtney (H.R. 4315 and H.R. 4317)
Associate
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Santa Barbara, California
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Michael Bean (H.R. 4315 and H.R. 4317)
Counselor to the Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Sam Rauch (H.R. 4315 and H.R. 4317)
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs
National Marine Fisheries Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Tom Jankovsky (H.R. 4315 and H.R. 4317)
Commissioner
Garfield County, Colorado
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel II

Ms. Karen Budd-Falen (H.R. 4316 and H.R. 4318)
Owner/Partner
Budd-Falen Law Offices
Cheyenne, Wyoming
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Robert V. Percival (H.R. 4316 and H.R. 4318)
Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law
Director, Environmental Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, Maryland
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Michael Bean (H.R. 4316 and H.R. 4318)
Counselor to the Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Sam Rauch (H.R. 4316 and H.R. 4318)
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs
National Marine Fisheries Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kent Holsinger (H.R. 4316 and H.R. 4318)
Attorney
Holsinger Law
Denver, Colorado
(Truth in Testimony)

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