Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations Member Day - Homeland Security

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing.

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Homeland Security Subcommittee 2008 Rayburn
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Energy Sources for the U.S. Insular Areas

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:00:00 GMT

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled “Energizing the Territories: Promoting Affordable and Reliable Energy Sources for the U.S. Insular Areas.”

  • House Natural Resources Committee
    Indian and Insular Affairs Subcommittee 1324 Longworth
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Oversight of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 17:00:00 GMT

Full committee hearing.

  • House Oversight and Government Reform Committee 2154 Rayburn
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Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations Member Day - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing.

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee 2362-A Rayburn
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A Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 18:30:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the Department of Homeland Security. The budget request is $107.9B, of which $62.2B is net discretionary funding.

Witness:
  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

The budget includes a $56.0M and 34 FTE increase to support a variety of FEMA climate resilience initiatives, including the Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program, FEMA’s Building Codes Strategy, Climate Adaptation, and Environmental Planning and Historical Preservation process improvements.

  • Senate Appropriations Committee
    Homeland Security Subcommittee 192 Dirksen
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A Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the U.S. Forest Service

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 18:30:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the U.S. Forest Service. The budget request is $8.9 billion; $6.5 billion for base programs and $2.39 billion for the wildfire suppression cap adjustment in the Wildfire Suppression Operations Reserve Fund.

Witness:
  • Randy Moore, Chief, U.S. Forest Service
The request includes:
  • $58 million for recreation, heritage and wilderness (+$18M from 2024)
  • $33 million for vegetation and watershed management (+$3M from 2024)
  • $207 million for hazardous fuels reduction (+$31.55M from 2024)
  • $315.6 million for forest and rangeland research (+$15.6M from 2024)
  • $25 million to address the urgent need for maintenance of employee housing.
  • Senate Appropriations Committee
    Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee 124 Dirksen
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Assessing Cyber Threats to and Vulnerabilities of Critical Water Infrastructure in our Energy Sector

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 18:30:00 GMT

The purpose of this hearing is to examine the federal and non-federal role of assessing cyber threats to and vulnerabilities of critical water infrastructure in our energy sector.

Witnesses:
  • Terry Turpin, Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Virginia Wright, Cyber-Informed Engineering Program Manager, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Scott Aaronson, Senior Vice President, Security and Preparedness, Edison Electric Institute
  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
    Water and Power Subcommittee 366 Dirksen
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Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the United States Army

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 18:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing on the $186 billion Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the United States Army.

Witnesses
  • General Randy A. George, Chief of Staff of the Army, Department of the Army
  • Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary, Department of the Army

To prevent disruption to operational plans and maintain mission readiness, the Department is investing $3.6 billion to adapt military facilities to withstand increasingly challenging climate and extreme weather conditions.

  • House Appropriations Committee
    Defense Subcommittee H-140 Capitol
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Impacts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed BIDEH Rule

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 18:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries will hold an oversight hearing titled “The National Wildlife Refuge System at Risk: Impacts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed BIDEH Rule.”

On February 1, 2024, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to both revise the existing Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health (BIDEH) policy and implement a new rule that will guide management of national wildlife refuges.

The Service did not anticipate the extent of climate change impacts on refuge species and habitats or the need to clarify in regulations our interpretation of and authority to implement the BIDEH mandate. However, in the nearly 25 years since enactment of the Improvement Act, refuges have begun to experience the effects of climate change while continuing to contend with the myriad of other anthropogenic stressors affecting fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. Climate change is transforming historical species composition and ecological function of habitats, creating new challenges to traditional wildlife management strategies that were based on stable, stationary baseline conditions. As the Refuge System becomes increasingly vital to addressing the dual threats of biodiversity loss and climate change, the Service recognizes the need to codify both existing and new practices for maintaining BIDEH to assist refuges in responding to these contemporary conservation challenges. Therefore, the Service has identified the need to propose new BIDEH regulations and updates to the existing BIDEH policy to accomplish these goals.

Language in the proposed rule includes:
Within the Refuge System, we will manage species and habitats affected by climate change and other anthropogenic change by using climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies when necessary to meet statutory requirements, fulfill refuge purposes, and ensure biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health.
  • House Natural Resources Committee
    Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee 1324 Longworth
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USAID’s Foreign Policy and International Development Priorities in the Era of Great Power Competition

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 18:00:00 GMT

Full committee hearing.

Witness:
  • Samantha Power, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

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