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GSA Seeks Developers for FBI Headquarters Project

GSA news releases - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:00am
Tangherlini Announces New Energy Savings Performance Contracts in DC Metro Area

Rockefeller Highlights Key Investments Included in FY 2015 Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today highlighted major investments he helped secure as Commerce Committee Chairman in the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill.

“The Commerce Committee has broad jurisdiction over several critical government agencies and programs with a wide-range of responsibilities – from making our railways and airways safer, to investing in STEM fields for our next generation,” said Rockefeller. “To achieve these goals, our agencies...

Thune Welcomes Commerce Committee Members for the 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today welcomed new and returning Republican members to the committee:

“In the 114th Congress, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will work to advance solutions that help create jobs, grow the economy, and improve Americans’ daily lives, and I’m fortunate to be joined in this endeavor by a strong group of Republican members. From transportation and Internet policy to consumer protecti...

Rockefeller, Thune Statement on Passage of Commerce Cybersecurity Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Ranking Member John Thune (R-SD) today applauded the passage of their bipartisan cyber legislation that will help strengthen and protect the nation’s economic and national security. The passage of the Rockefeller-Thune bill last night follows years of work to reach a bipartisan consensus on cybersecurity legislation.

“For years, I have said that cyber attacks pose one of the gravest threats to our national and economic security. Now, wi...

Rockefeller Commends FCC Vote to Raise E-Rate Funding Cap

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to invest an additional $1.5 billion into E-Rate, the next-generation high-speed Internet program he co-authored for students across West Virginia and the country. Rockefeller has, in recent years, encouraged the FCC to strengthen and expand the program to keep up with the evolving technology demands of today’s classrooms and lib...

Senate and House Leaders Issue Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Representatives Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014.

“The men and women of our nation’s Coast Guard are tasked with the important duty of enforcing U.S. ...

Following Commerce Committee Hearing on Domestic Assault in Pro Sports, NFL Issues New Personal Conduct Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today issued the following statement on the National Football League’s (NFL) adoption of new rules governing the personal conduct of players and league personnel:

“I am pleased that the NFL team owners have chosen to revise and update the league’s policies on personal conduct. This is an important first step in addressing the problem of assault and domestic violence in professional sports. I look forward to reviewing...

Commerce Committee Announces Hearing on the Future of Passenger Rail

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. titled, “Passenger Rail: Investing in our Nation’s Future.” This hearing will focus on the current state of intercity passenger rail in the United States, the need to invest for future growth, and implications for future legislative action. Senator Richard Blumenthal will chair.

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What New and Innovative Features will Drive the Future of Government Payments?

GSA news releases - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:00am
GSA Issues Request For Information to Collect Industry Input for Next-Gen SmartPay¿Solutions

Rockefeller Statement on Commerce Department Inspector General Report on FirstNet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today issued the following statement on the United States Department of Commerce Inspector General’s report on FirstNet.

“The Commerce Inspector General’s report serves as a note of caution to everyone involved in FirstNet – they must be diligent about following the rules. FirstNet is a rare hybrid with a unique responsibility. It has to carefully balance the need for both effective government oversight and the autonomy necessary to launch a first of its kind nationwide wireless broadband ...

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