There will be a Senate hearing for the US Forest Service budget for the fiscal year 2017 on March 8, 2017. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will host the hearing at 10:00 AM EST led by the committee’s chairman Senator Lisa Murkowski R from Alaska. Other committee members include: Republicans John Barrasso, Wyoming, Jim Risch, Idaho, Mike Lee, Utah, Jeff Flake, Arizona, Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Cory Gardner, Colorado, Steve Daines, Montana, Rob Portman, Ohio, John Hoeven, North Dakota, Lamar Alexander, Tenessee, and Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia, the ranking member Maria Cantwell, Washington and Democratic committee members, Ron Wyden, Oregon, Bernard Sanders, Vermont, Debbie Stabenow, Michigan, Al Franken, Minnesota, Joe Manchin III, West Virginia, Martin Heinrich, New Mexico, Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii, Angus King, Maine nd Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts. The hearing can be listened to on a live webcast on the Department of Energy’s website.
The budget request for the Department of Interior will also be heard by this Department on February 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST. The live webcasts are a great opportunity to listen in on these important budget hearings.