Legislative: WOW Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Jared Huffman

On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (WOW) will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 967 (Rep. Greg Gianforte), To authorize the construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System and study of the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, and for other purposes. “Clean Water for Rural Communities Act.”
  • H.R. 1162 (Rep. Grace Napolitano), To establish a grant program for the funding of water recycling and reuse projects, and for other purposes. “Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act.”
  • H.R. 1446 (Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay), 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 2019”
  • H.R. 1976 (Rep. Dan Kildee), To require the Director of the United States Geological Survey to perform a nationwide survey of perfluorinated compounds, and for other purposes. “PFAS Detection Act of 2019.”
  • H.R. 2473 (Rep. Josh Harder), To promote water supply reliability and improved water management for rural communities, the State of California, and the Nation, and for other purposes. “Securing Access for the central Valley and Enhancing (SAVE) Water Resources Act.”
  • H.R. 2685 (Rep. Jeff Van Drew), To amend the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2025, and for other purposes. “Wild Bird Conservation Act”
  • Discussion Draft H.R. ___ (Rep. Alan Lowenthal), “Migratory Bird Protection Act of 2019” 

The current committee schedule can also be found by visiting the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/.  

Witness List 

Panel I: Congressional Panel 

Representative Wm. Lacy Clay (H.R. 1446) 

Missouri, 1st District 

Representative Jeff Van Drew (H.R. 2685) 

New Jersey, 2nd District 

Representative Alan Lowenthal (Migratory Bird Protection Act Discussion Draft) 

California, 47th District 

Representative Josh Harder (H.R. 2473) 

California, 10th District 

Panel II: Wildlife bills (H.R. 1446, H.R. 2685, Migratory Bird Protection Act Discussion Draft) 

Dr. Amanda D. Rodewald (testimony)

Garvin Professor; Senior Director of Conservation Science 

Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

Ithaca, NY 

Mr. Paul Schmidt (testimony)

Consulting for Conservation 

Retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Palmyra, VA 

Mr. Stan Senner (testimony)

Vice President for Bird Conservation 

National Audubon Society 

Washington, DC 

Mr. Wayne D’Angelo (testimony)


Kelley Drye and Warren LLP 

Washington, DC 

Panel III: Water bills (H.R. 967, H.R. 1162, H.R. 1976, H.R. 2473) 

Mr. Grayford Payne (testimony)

Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Administration, and Budget 

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 

Mr. John D. S. Allen (testimony)

Board President 

Water Replenishment District of Southern California 

Lakewood, CA 

Ms. Anthea G. Hansen (testimony)

General Manager 

Del Puerto Water District 

Patterson, CA 

Mr. Brett R. Barbre (testimony)


Municipal Water District of Orange County 

Yorba Linda, CA 

Mr. Steve Sliver (testimony)

MPART Executive Director 

Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy 

Lansing, MI