Legislative: Hybrid WOW Legislative Hearing – March 29, 2022

Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Honorable Jared Huffman, Chair

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.

Witness List

Panel I

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

(Washington, DC)

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

(Winston-Salem, NC)

Caroline Brouwer (H.R. 6427, H.R. 6734) (testimony)

Vice President of Government Affairs National Wildlife Refuge Association

(Washington, DC)

Joan Patterson (H.R. 6427, H.R. 6734) (testimony)


Coalition of Refuge Friends and Advocates

(Manassas, VA)

Ed Penny (H.R. 6427) (testimony)

Director of Public Policy

Ducks Unlimited, Southern Region

(Ridgeland, MS)

This hearing will be streamed on YouTube. For hearing materials and schedules, please visit U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/.