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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 the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Statement of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to consider S. 4884 to establish a joint natural infrastructure science program

Statement of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, before the House Committee on Natural Resources

Statement of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, legislative hearing on H.R. 3681 the Sinkhole Mapping Act.

Statement of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior before the Senate Committee

Statement of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining on June 7, 2022