Legislative: WOW Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Jared Huffman

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 1326 (Rep. Mike Thompson), To provide for the preservation of America’s outdoor heritage and enhance recreation opportunities on Federal land, and for other purposes. “ACCESS Act.” 
  • H.R. 877 (Rep. Austin Scott), To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes. “Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act.”
  • H.R. 1809 (Rep. Gregorio Sablan), To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 737 (Rep. Gregorio Sablan), A bill to prohibit the sale of shark fins, and for other purposes. “Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019.”
  • H.R. 1305 (Rep. Alan Lowenthal), To implement the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, and for other purposes. “Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act.”
  • H.R. 1380 (Rep. Mike Quigley), To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes. “Big Cat Public Safety Act.”
  • H.R. 1568 (Rep. Seth Moulton), To assist in the conservation of the North Atlantic right whale by supporting and providing financial resources for North Atlantic right conservation programs and projects of person with expertise required for the conservation of North Atlantic right whales, and for other purposes. “SAVE Right Whales Act.”

Panel I 

Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (H.R. 1809 and H.R. 737) 

Northern Mariana Islands 

Representative Mike Thompson (H.R. 1326) 

California, 5th District 

Representative Austin Scott (H.R. 877) 

Georgia, 8th District 

Other members to be confirmed 

Panel II 

Mr. Nick Pinizzotto (H.R. 1326, H.R. 877, and H.R. 1809) (testimony)

President and Chief Executive Officer 

National Deer Alliance 

Indiana, PA 

Mrs. Linda Mays McCaul (H.R. 737) (testimony)

Board of Directors 

EarthEcho International 

Washington, DC 

Mr. Ed Melvin (H.R.1305) (testimony)

Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist 

University of Washington 

Seattle, WA 

Ms. Carson Barylak (H.R. 1380 and H.R. 1568) (testimony)

Campaigns Manager 

International Fund for Animal Welfare 

Washington, DC 

Mr. Grover Norquist (H.R. 1326) (testimony)


Americans for Tax Reform 

Washington, DC 

Mr. Shaun Gehan (H.R. 737) (testimony)


Sustainable Shark Alliance 

Washington, DC