On April 18, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs reviewed the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) budget request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. CEQ saw a budget cut from 2012 levels while the budget requests for NOAA and Fish and Wildlife were higher than 2012 levels. When asked if NOAA and Fish and Wildlife could survive with 2 percent budget cuts, leadership for those two agencies said they could cope with whatever amounts are appropriated. At the hearing, CEQ Chairman Nancy Sutley discussed the April 16 National Ocean Policy released by the Obama administration. She said the policy, which coordinates current marine policies without requiring new funding, is voluntary for states.