Congressional Testimony

113th Congress: 2013-2014

 

2nd Session of the 113th Congress - 2014

 


House Hearing on Arctic Issues

On July 23, the Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Dave Westerholm, testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (Chair, Representative Duncan Hunter, R CA-50) during a hearing titled, “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic.”

 

NOAA FY 2015 Budget Hearing

On April 30, NOAA’s Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment (Chair, Representative David Schweikert, R AZ-6) during a hearing on NOAA’s FY 2015 budget request.

 

House Hearing on Legislation to Amend the Endangered Species Act

April 8 - Testimony of the  Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Sam Rauch, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Doc Hastings, R WA-4) during a hearing on four bills to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The bills are:

 

House Hearing on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Legislation

April 3 - Testimony of NOAA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries, Russell Smith, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs (Chair, Representative John Fleming, R LA-4) during a legislative hearing on:

 

House Hearing on MSA Reauthorization

February 28 - Testimony of the Director of the Pacific Island Science Center of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Dr. Sam Pooley, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Doc Hastings, R-WA-4) during a hearing to discuss Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization with a focus on the Pacific.

 

House Hearing on ESA

February 27 - Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs at NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Sam Rauch, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy, Health Care, and Entitlements (Chair, Representative James Lankford, R OK-5) during a hearing on Endangered Species Act (ESA)implementation.

 

Senate Hearing on MSA Reauthorization

February 27 - Testimony of the Alaska Regional Administrator for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Dr. Jim Balsiger before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Mark Begich, D-AK) during the fourth, and final, of a series of hearings to discuss Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA)reauthorization and regional fisheries management issues, this one on the North Pacific perspective.

 

Senate Hearing on International Fisheries Treaties

February 12 - Testimony of NOAA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries, Russell Smith, before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Chair, Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ) during a hearing on the four International Fisheries Treaties (Port State Measures, North Pacific, South Pacific and North Atlantic Fisheries Organization treaties) currently under review by the full Committee.

 

House Hearing on MSA Reauthorization

February 4 - Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Sam Rauch, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Doc Hastings, R-WA-4) during a hearing to discuss Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization.

 

House Hearing on Navigation

February 4 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, Rear Admiral Gerd Glang, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (Chair, Representative Duncan Hunter, R CA-52) during a hearing titled, "Finding Your Way: The Future of Federal Aids to Navigation."

 

Senate Hearing on MSA Reauthorization

January 30 - Testimony of the Pacific Islands and West Coast Regional Administrators for NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, Michael Tosatto and Will Stelle, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Mark Begich, D-AK) during a hearing titled, "West Coast and Western Pacific Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization."

 

1st Session of the 113th Congress - 2013

Senate Hearing on Weather Forecasting

December 12 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for NOAA's National Weather Service, Dr. Louis Uccellini, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Mark Begich, D-AK) during a hearing titled, “Forecasting Success: Achieving U.S. Weather Readiness for the Long Term.”

 

House Hearing on Climate and Weather

December 11 - NOAA's Statement for the Record following the December 11th hearing before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment entitled, "A Factual Look at the Relationship between Climate and Weather."

 

Senate Hearing on Southeast Regional Perspectives on MSA Reauthorization

November 14 - Testimony of the Southeast Regional Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Dr. Roy Crabtree, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Chair, Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WV) during the second of a series of hearings to discuss Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization and regional fisheries management issues.

 

Senate Hearing on Seafood Sustainability

September 24 - Testimony of the Acting Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Sam Rauch, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Mark Begich, D-AK) during a hearing entitled: "The Role of Certification in Rewarding Sustainable Fishing."

 

Confirmation Hearing for Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

September 19 - Testimony of the White House nominee to be NOAA’s Under Secretary of Commerce of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Chair, Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WV).

 

House Hearing on Climate and Satellite Management

September 19 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Environmental, Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Mary Kicza, before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; Subcommittees on Environment and Oversight (Chair, Representative Lamar Smith, R-TX-21) during a hearing entitled “Dysfunction in Management of Weather and Climate Satellites.”

 

House Hearing on Rebuilding Fisheries

September 11 - Testimony of the Acting Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Sam Rauch, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Doc Hastings, D WA-4) during a hearing on the rebuilding timelines for U.S. fisheries as called for in the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

 

Senate Field Hearing on Water Flows in Apalachicola Bay

August 13 - Testimony of the Acting Director for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, Emily Menashes, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Chair, Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WV) during a hearing, “Effects of Water Flows on Apalachicola Bay: Short and Long Term Perspectives,” in Apalachicola, Florida. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) presiding.

 

Senate Hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act.

July 23 - Testimony of the Regional Administrator for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, John Bullard, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Mark Begich, D-AK) during a hearing to provide an overview on the progress to date and the ongoing challenges faced in transitioning to sustainable fisheries management in the New England and Mid-Atlantic since the enactment of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006.

House Hearing on Red Snapper

June 27 - Testimony of the Acting Assistant Secretary of Conservation and Management, Eric Schwaab, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Doc Hastings, R WA-4) during a hearing to discuss management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

House Hearing on Weather Forecasting

June 26 - Testimony of NOAA’s Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment (Chair, Representative Christ Stewart, R UT-2) during a hearing titled "Restoring U.S. Leadership in Weather Forecasting, Part 2."

 

House Hearing on Oceans Bills

June 13 - Testimony of Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, Rear Admiral Gerd Glang, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs (Chair, Representative John Fleming, R LA-4) during a legislative hearing on six bills:


House Hearing on Magnuson and Data Collection

May 21 - Testimony of the Chief Science Advisor and Director of Scientific Programs for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Dr. Richard Merrick, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs (Chair, Representative John Fleming, R LA-4) during an oversight hearing titled, “Data collection issues in relation to the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.”

 

Senate Hearing on Drought

April 25 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System, Dr. Roger Pulwarty, before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Chair, Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR) during a hearing titled, “Exploring Drought and the Effect on Energy and Water Management Decisions.”

 

Senate Hearing on FY 2014 Budget

April 23 - Testimony of NOAA’s Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing titled, "Oversight of the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Requests for Coast Guard and NOAA."

 

House Hearing on FY 2014 Budget

April 18 - Testimony of NOAA’s Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs (Chair, Representative John Fleming, R LA-4) during an oversight hearing titled, “Spending for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for these Agencies.”

 

House Hearing on Interjurisdictional Fisheries

March 19 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (performing the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of Conservation and Management), Eric Schwaab, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Mark Begich, D-AK) during a hearing on interjurisdictional fisheries.

 

Senate Hearing on Magnuson-Stevens

March 13 - Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (performing the functions and duties of the Assistant Administrator), Sam Rauch, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Doc Hastings, R WA-4) during a hearing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

 

Senate Hearing on Drought

February 14 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System, Roger Pulwarty, before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry (Chair, Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-MI) during a hearing on drought.