Congressional Testimony

115th Congress: 2017-2018


1st Session of the 115th Congress - 2017


House Hearing on Endangered Salmon

On June 23, NOAA submitted to the House Committee on Natural Resources Committee written testimony for the record on HR 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act related to a hearing the Committee held on June 8 that NOAA did not testify at.


House Hearing on Red Snapper

On May 2, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Interior, Energy, and Environment [Chair, Representative Blake Farenthold (R TX-14)] held a hearing titled "Examining the Management of Red Snapper Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico." Witnesses will discuss management of the rebuilding stock of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, including the commercial sector, private anglers, and the for-hire fleet. The Director, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Earl Comstock, testified.
OLIA Lead: Topher Holmes


Senate Hearing on Forecasting Water-Related Hazards

On April 4, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies [Chair, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)] held a hearing on mitigating the impacts of water hazards-including those from severe floods, droughts, and coastal storm surge, among others. The Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Weather Service, Dr. Louis Uccellini, testified.
OLIA Lead: Matt Borgia