The Impact of Executive Order 13658 on Public Land Guides and Outfitters

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Hearing Date: June 10, 2015 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB


  • To discuss issues facing rural outfitters in light of Executive Order 13658 and to examine solutions to this unique problem.


  • In February 2014, the President issued Executive Order 13658, which established a new $10.10 per hour minimum wage for contractors with the Federal Government.
  • EO 13658 also applies to “contract-like instruments” defined in Department of Labor guidance to include permits involving guides and outfitters operating on federal lands.
  • This order may have a significant impact on businesses operating a river rafting, hiking, fishing or hunting service on public lands.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Honorable Chris Stewart United States Representative Utah Panel 1 Document
David L. Brown Executive Director America Outdoors Association Panel 2 Document
Michael Lazzeri Assistant Administrator for Government Contracts United States Department of Labor Panel 2 Document
Mike Cottingham Owner Wilderness Ventures Panel 2 Document

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