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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3994 and H.R. 4751
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • ​H.R. 3994 ​(Bishop), To improve the control and management of invasive species that threaten and harm Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, and for other purposes. “Federal Lands Invasive Species Control, Prevention, and Management Act”
  • H.R. 4751 ​(Kilmer), To make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other purposes.

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Honorable Derek Kilmer (H.R. 4751)
Member of Congress 

​Ms. Lori Williams (H.R. 3994 and H.R. 4751)
Executive Director
National Invasive Species Council
Department of the Interior

Ms. Mary Wagner (H.R. 3994)
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
Department of Agriculture 

Mr. George Beck (H.R. 3994)
Healthy Habitats Coalition
​Fort Collins, Co
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Background:

H.R. 3994, introduced by Congressmen Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Steven Horsford (D- Nevada) would direct the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to plan and carry out invasive species programs that reduce invasive species populations by 5 percent annually. The bill specifies that no less than 75 percent of budgeted funds be used each year for on-the-ground control and management of invasive species, making sure that as much funding as possible is used to treat the problem rather than being wasted on things such as administrative costs. Finally, the bill would require the appropriate Secretary to use sound scientific data when making decisions on methods of invasive species control.

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