Legislative: Hearing on Water, Power and Ocean Bills

Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Time: 10:30 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • 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.
  • 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”;
  • 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
  • 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”


  1. Mr. Tom Filer
    Town Manager
    Louisa, VA
  2. Mr. Darren Hess
    General Manager
    Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
    Layton, UT
  3. The Honorable Mark Macarro
    Tribal Chairman
    Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
    Temecula, CA
  4. Mr. Mike Rickman
    Deputy Director
    North Texas Municipal Water District
    Wylie, TX
  5. Dr. David L. Strayer, Ph.D.
    Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
    Plant Science Building
    Millbrook, NY
  6. Ms. Dionne E. Thompson
    Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Department of the Interior
    Washington, D.C.