Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3109, H.R. 3409, H.R. 5026, and H.R. 5069
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Oversight Hearing on:

  • H.R. 3109 (Young of AK), to assist Alaskan Native Handicrafts.
  • H.R. 3409 (Fincher), To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to require that any expansion of a national wildlife refuge must be expressly authorized by statute. “the National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Limitation Act”
  • H.R. 5026 (Gosar), To prohibit closing or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes. “the Fish Hatchery Protection Act”
  • H.R. 5069 (Fleming), To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and for other purposes. “the Federal Duck Stamp Act”

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable John Fleming
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:


Mr. Steve Guertin (H.R. 3109, H.R. 3409, H.R. 5026, H.R. 5069)
Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Honorable Robert E. Mansell ​(H.R. 5026)
Arizona Game and Fish Commission
(Truth in Testimony Form)


The Honorable Hildy Angius (H.R. 5026)
Mohave County Board of Supervisors
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ms. Jacqueline Pata (H.R. 3109)
Vice Chair
Sealaska Corporation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Paul Schmidt (H.R. 5069)
Chief Conservation Officer
Ducks Unlimited 
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Martin Clifford Cornell III (H.R. 3409, H.R. 5069)
Grant Administrator
Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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