WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET in SD 406 entitled, “Fish and Wildlife Service: The President’s FY2016 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife Service and Legislative Hearing on Endangered Species bills.” Measures to be considered at the legislative hearing: · S.1036 - A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to provide certain Western States assistance in the development of statewide conservation and management plans for the protection and recovery of sage-grouse species, and for other purposes. · S.855 - Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act · S.736 - State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act · S.655 - A bill to prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. · S.468 - Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2015 · S.293 - A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements. · S.292 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act · S.112 - Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2015 · S.1081 - A bill to end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System.