Legislative: Hybrid WOW Legislative Hearing – March 29, 2022
On Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET, in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building and Cisco WebEx, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:
- H.R. 6427 (Rep. Mike Johnson, R-LA) To amend the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Act to modify the boundary of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes. Red River National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Modification Act.
- H.R. 6734 (Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY) A bill to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes. Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act of 2022.
- H.R. 7025 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ) To prohibit the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from funding entities that commit, fund, or support gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, and for other purposes. Advancing Human Rights-Centered International Conservation Act of 2022.
Representative Mike Johnson (H.R. 6427)
Louisiana, 4th Congressional District
Panel II - Administration Witness
Stephen Guertin (all bills) (testimony)
Deputy Director for Policy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Panel III - Expert Witnesses
John Knox (H.R. 7025) (testimony)
Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University
Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment
Caroline Brouwer (H.R. 6427, H.R. 6734) (testimony)
Vice President of Government Affairs National Wildlife Refuge Association
Joan Patterson (H.R. 6427, H.R. 6734) (testimony)
Coalition of Refuge Friends and Advocates
Ed Penny (H.R. 6427) (testimony)
Director of Public Policy
Ducks Unlimited, Southern Region