Legislative: Remote WOW Legislative Hearing – January 20, 2022

Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM Presiding: The Honorable Jared Huffman, Chair

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. ET, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following bills: 

  • H.R. 1546 (Rep. Buddy Carter, R-GA) To amend the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 to direct the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking to develop recommendations to address wildlife trafficking on the internet and on social media, and to direct the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to develop a strategy to address wildlife trafficking on the internet and on social media, and for other purposes. Combating Online Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2021.
  • H.R. 3540 (Rep. John Sarbanes, D-MD) To reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes. Chesapeake Bay Science, Education, and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2021.
  • H.R. 4057 (Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-CA) To implement the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, and for other purposes. Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act.
  • H.R. 4092 (Rep. Jared Huffman, D-CA) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the Coastal Program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to work with willing partners and provide support to efforts to assess, protect, restore, and enhance important coastal areas that provide fish and wildlife habitat on which Federal trust species depend, and for other purposes. Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2021.
  • H.R. 4677 (Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY) To direct restoration and protection of the New York-New Jersey watersheds and estuaries hydrologically connected to New York-New Jersey Harbor, and for other purposes.New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act.
  • H.R. 4716 (Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY) To end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes. Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act of 2021
  • H.R. 5973 (Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-MI) To reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990, and for other purposes. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021.
  • H.R. 6023 (Rep. Jim Costa, D-CA) To require the United States Postal Service to continue selling the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp until all remaining stamps are sold, and for other purposes. Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2021.
  • H.Res. 641 (Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-WA) Recognizing and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the National Association of Conservation Districts and their commitment to our lands.

Panel I: Congressional Witnesses

Representative Jim Costa (H.R. 6023)

California, 16th Congressional District

Representative Debbie Dingell (H.R. 5973)

Michigan, 12th Congressional District

Representative Alan Lowenthal (H.R. 4057)

California, 47th Congressional District

Representative Paul Tonko (H.R. 4677)

New York, 20th Congressional District

Representative John Sarbanes (H.R. 3540) 

Maryland, 3rd Congressional District

Representative Dan Newhouse (H.Res. 641)

Washington, 4th Congressional District

Representative Earl “Buddy” Carter (H.R. 1546)

Georgia, 1st Congressional District

Representative Jerrold Nadler (H.R. 4716)

New York, 10th Congressional District

Panel II: Administration Witness

Mr. Stephen Guertin (testimony)

Deputy Director

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Panel III: Expert Witnesses

Ms. Kira Davis (testimony)

Program Director

Conservation Resource Alliance

Dr. Allison Colden (testimony)

Maryland Senior Fisheries Scientist

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Mr. Andy Bicking (testimony)

Director of Government Relations and Public Policy

Scenic Hudson

Mr. Gordon Batcheller (testimony)

Executive Secretary

Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies