On 20 January 2010 the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act, which contains the reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). As a featured witness, SSA Government Relations Committee Chairman Stu Nishenko provided invited testimony before Chairman Jim Costa (D-California, District 20), Ranking Member Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado, District 5), and the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Nishenko testified and answered questions about NEHRP's successes over the past authorization period, addressed changes to the USGS authorization amounts in the current bill, and discussed how reductions to funding...

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