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This Week's Eye on Congress: Congressional Hearings, Listening Sessions, and more

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:00 AM EST

Senate- Agriculture, Budget and Appropriations, Energy, Financial Services, Transportation

Hearing: Senate Budget Committee

Topic: Climate Change Changing Insurance Markets


  • Benjamin Keys , Professor of real estate in the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

  • Judith Curry , President and co-founder of the Climate Forecast Applications Network and professor emeritus and former chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Nancy Watkins , Principal consulting actuary for Milliman

  • Jerry Theodorou , Director for finance, insurance, and trade at the R Street Institute

  • Eric Anderson , President of Aon

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:00 am EST Senate- Agriculture Budget and Appropriations Energy Hearing: Senate Appropriations Committee

Topic: Forest Service Budget; “A Review of the FY2024 President’s Budget for the U.S. Forest Service” Witnesses:

  • U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 2:30 pm EST

Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Topic: Farm Bill- Native Priorities “Roundtable- Native Priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill Reauthorization”


  • The Honorable Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson President Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Juneau, AK

  • Ms. Mahina Paishon-Duarte Co-FounderʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures, Honolulu, HI

  • Ms. Kelsey Scott

  • Director of Programs Intertribal Agriculture Council, Gettysburg, SD

  • Mr. Ryan Lankford Chairman Montana State FSA Committee and Island Mountain Development Group, Chinook, MT

  • Mr. Vincent Cowboy Chief Operations Officer Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, Farmington, NM

  • Mr. Trenton Kissee Director Agriculture and Natural Resources for Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Claremore, OK

  • Ms. Mary Greene Trottier President National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations, Fort Totten, ND

  • Mr. Dustin Schmidt Producer Rosebud Sioux Tribe, White River, SD

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:30 am EST

Hearing: House Appropriations Committee Topic: Forest Service Budget “FY2024 Request for the United States Forest Service” Witnesses:

  • Randy Moore, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service

  • Mark Lichtenstein, National budget director for the U.S. Forest Service

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:00 am EST

Hearing: House Appropriations Committee, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

Topic: Member Day

Witnesses: Members of Congress

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:00 am EST

Hearing: House Agriculture Committee Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology Subcommittee

Topic: USDA Research Programs Implementation “A Review of Title VII: USDA Implementation of Research Programs”

Witnesses: Not Listed

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 2:00 pm EST

Hearing: House Natural Resources Committee Federal Lands Subcommittee

Topic: Pending Legislative “The House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R. 200 (118), the "Forest Information Reform Act"; H.R. 1473 (118), the "Targeting and Offsetting Existing Illegal Contaminants Act"; H.R. 1567 (118), the "Accurately Counting Risk Elimination Solutions Act"; and H.R. 1586 (118), the "Forest Protection and Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2023."

Witnesses: Not Listed

Monday, April 3, 2023, 1-2:50 p.m., PT

Tribal Consultation: Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs; General Services Administration, (GSA).

Topic: GSA is consulting with Tribal governments about their interests and concerns surrounding GSA's support of Tribes with a focus on three agency initiatives: Tribes and Tribal Organizations—Guide To Using GSA Solutions; Implementation of the Indian Energy Purchase Preference at Federal Facilities; and Electric Vehicle (EV) Initiative for Tribal Nations.



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