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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5032, H.R. 5430, H.R. 5468 and Discussion Draft
Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:30 AM
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
1334 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515






Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 5032 (Rep. Dave Brat), To allow certain property in the town of Louisa, Virginia, to be used for purposes related to compliance with water quality standards, and for other purposes.
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 5430 (Rep. Louie Gohmert), To exempt from the Lacey Act and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers between any of the States of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. “Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act of 2016”;
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 5468 (Rep. Rob Bishop), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment obligations under Repayment Contracts between the United States and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District; and
  • Hearing Memo
  • Discussion draft of H.R. ______To authorize the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement, and for other purposes. “Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act”
  • Hearing Memo

Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel I

The Honorable David Brat (H.R. 5032)
Virginia, 7th District

The Honorable Louie Gohmert (H.R. 5430)
Texas, 1st District

The Honorable Rob Bishop (H.R. 5468)
Utah, 1st District

Panel II

Listed alphabetically:

Mr. Tom Filer (H.R. 5032)
Town Manager
Louisa, VA
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. Darren Hess (H.R. 5468)
General Manager
Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
Layton, UT
(Disclosure Form)

The Honorable Mark Macarro (Discussion draft)
Tribal Chairman
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Temecula, CA
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. Mike Rickman (H.R. 5430)
Deputy Director
North Texas Municipal Water District
Wylie, TX
(Disclosure Form)

Dr. David L. Strayer, Ph.D.  (H.R. 5430)
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Plant Science Building
Millbrook, NY
(Disclosure Form)

Ms. Dionne E. Thompson (All bills)
Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs
Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.

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