FWS Oversight Hearing

GAO Report – Released 6/2/2016

The long-awaited Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report has been released to the public. 

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On November 14, 2014, a Hearing was held in Washington D.C. The topic of the Hearing – “Is the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Being Properly Managed?”

As a result of the Hearing, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted an Audit of USFWS at Midway. The Audit escalated to an investigation. The results of the GAO Audit/Investigation are scheduled to be released by the end of this week, before 5/6/2016.

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., Committee Chairman – “The FWS has a failing grade for achieving public visitation to Midway and for allowing Midway’s historic structures to deteriorate. It was a mistake to make Midway Islands a Wildlife Refuge” and went on to say that the USFWS has no interest, expertise or desire in the National Memorial.

Link to Hearing Archives –
Oversight Hearing on “Is the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Being Properly Managed?”
http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=397898

Link to Committee Chairman, Dr. John Fleming’s Opening Remarks – http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Flemingopening11_20.pdf

Link to Mike Daak Written Testimony – http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Daaktestimonyfinal11_20.pdf

Link to Mr. D/Angelo’s Written Testimony –   http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/DAngelotestimonyfinal11_20.pdf

Link to Chris Jordan’s Written Testimony – http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Jordantestimony11_20.pdf

Link to FWS Mr. Forester’s Written Testimony – http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Foerstertestimonyfinal11_20.pdf

Link to November 20, 2014 Oversight Hearing Transcripts

Link to November 20, 2014 Oversight Hearing Video – 1 hour, 21 minutes