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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 897, H.R. 3925, H.R. 5441 and H.R. 6235 | Water, Wildlife and Fisheries

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 897 (Rep. Carl), “Alabama Underwater Forest National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act”;
  • H.R. 3925 (Rep. Salazar), “Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2023”;
  • H.R. 5441 (Rep. LaLota), “Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Reauthorization Act of 2023”; and
  • H.R. 6235 (Rep. Bonamici), “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2023”.
Witnesses are by invitation only. 

Witnesses and Testimony

Panel I 

Members of Congress TBD

Panel II 

Mr. Paul M. Scholz
Deputy Assistant Administrator of the National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Silver Spring, MD [H.R. 897, H.R. 3925, and H.R. 6235] 

Mr. Mike Lum
Fundraising and Event Coordinator
Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea
San Diego, CA [H.R. 3925] 

Mr. Chris Pickerell
Marine Program Director
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Riverhead, NY [H.R. 5441] 

Mr. Ben Raines
Environmental Fellow
Writer and Filmmaker in Residence
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL [H.R. 897] 

Dr. Donald Anderson
Senior Scientist and Director
U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Woods Hole, MA [H.R. 6235]