Check out recent congressional briefings and statements. These are to aware public of role and relevance of our science in the public policy debate.
Statement of David Applegate, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, examining the President's Fiscal Year 2024 budget request.
Statement of Kevin Gallagher Associate Director for Core Science Systems U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Testimony of Kevin Gallagher Associate Director for Core Science Systems U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior before the Subcommittee on Space and Science, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation United States Senate, on Landsat at 50 & the Future of U.S. Satellite-based Earth Observation
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
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.