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Check out recent congressional briefings and statements. These are to aware public of role and relevance of our science in the public policy debate. 

Briefing Series

Briefing Series

Official Statements

Official Statements

Contacts

Contacts

Briefing Series

ShakeAlert: the Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the United States

Large, damaging earthquakes will happen. The U.S. loses over $6 billion annually from earthquakes, according to FEMA, and about three-quarters of that is in California, Oregon, and Washington. ShakeAlert will be an innovative technology that will make communities.

Gravity ​Never ​Sleeps: Landslide ​Risk ​Across ​the ​Country

Speakers​ ​will​ ​discuss​ ​landslide​ ​hazards,​ ​the​ ​science,​ ​and​ ​emergency management.​ ​Learn​ ​about​ ​real-life​ ​situations,​ ​including​ ​observations from​ ​Puerto​ ​Rico,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​science​ ​helps​ ​decision-makers​ ​reduce losses​ ​and​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​the​ ​threat.

Bats Help Grow the Agricultural Economy

The U.S. Geological Survey invites you to join us for a congressional briefing during Bat Week (Oct. 24 – 31). Come hear from farmers, scientists, and land managers working on the front lines about the risks bats face as well as the many ways that bats help to naturally grow the agricultural economy.

Official Statements

Statement of Dr. Steven M. Fortier Director, National Minerals Information Center U.S. Geological Survey

Statement of Dr. Steven M. Fortier Director, National Minerals Information Center U.S. Geological Survey before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on March 31, 2022.

Statement of T. Douglas Beard, Jr., Ph.D. Chief of the National Climate Adaptation Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey

Statement of T. Douglas Beard, Jr., Ph.D., Chief of the National Climate Adaptation Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

Statement of Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior

Statement of Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior  before the Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 4832, H.R. 5001, House Resolution 320, and H.R. 5345.