Home > newsroom > Page
Chairman Hastings Invitation Letter to Secretary Vilsack to Testify before Full Committee after Failure to Comply with Subpoenas


WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2013 -

Dear Secretary Vilsack:

The Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") invites you, as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA"), to testify at an oversight hearing regarding (1) the Obama Administration's decision to sequester money paid to states under the Secure Rural Schools program ("SRS") and (2) your compliance with a subpoena served September 4, 2013, on you, as Secretary, for documents related to that decision. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

A letter was sent to you on November 5, 2013, indicating that this hearing was being planned for November 20th and requesting the USDA promptly advise the Committee about any scheduling conflicts. The USDA's November 8, 2013, and November 12, 2013, letters do not identify any scheduling conflicts with that date, as was requested.

Read the entire letter HERE.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

Latest News

Bishop, McMorris Rodgers Praise House Passage of Bill to Save Western Ratepayers Millions

Today, the House passed H.R. 3144 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.). The bipartisan bill provides certainty over the reliable management of the Federal Columbia River Power System and prevents th...... Read more

Support Builds for the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act and the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed several lands bills including H.R. 3400, the bipartisan, bicameral Recreation Not Red-Tape Act or RNR Act (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah and Se...... Read more

Bishop, Wyden Bill Promoting Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands Passes Committee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), praised the passage of H.R. 3400, the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act or RNR Act, a bipartisan, bic...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events