Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

June 28, 2007

253 SR
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a federal agency within the Department of Commerce, provides vital services and management related to our nation’s oceans, coasts, and atmosphere. NOAA is responsible for managing our federal fisheries, protecting living marine resources, mapping the ocean floor, and conducting climate change research. NOAA also serves as the home of the National Weather Service. The hearing will examine NOAA’s existing programs, proposed initiatives, and review NOAA’s fiscal year 2008 budget request.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye

  • Maria Cantwell


Witness Panel 1

  • Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
    Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration