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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed 13 bills and approved nominations for three agencies.
Bills and nominations passed are as follows:
1. S. 1331, Seasonal Forecasting Improvement Act, Sponsor: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a full committee hearing entitled, “FAA Reauthorization: Air Traffic Control Modernization and Reform,” on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and industry leaders are scheduled to testify.
As the fifth in a series of hearings on the reauthorization of the FAA, this hearing will focus on the agency’s efforts to modernize the air traffic control (...
Below is U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s statement on the DOT/NHTSA announcement today on the expansion of Takata airbag recalls. Click here for video of Nelson’s remarks.
“Folks shouldn’t have to drive around wondering if their airbag is going to explode in their face or if the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) today filed legislation aimed at helping victims of last week's deadly Amtrak derailment.
Nelson's bill would replace an outdated cap on damages for passenger rail liability following such an accident – a cap set almost two decades ago in federal law at $200 million.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Commerce Committee member Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today announced the introduction of S. 1331, the Seasonal Forecasting Improvement Act. The legislative proposal directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve seasonal forecasts – defined in the bill as periods over two weeks but less than two years.
“Meaningful strides in longer-term forecasting appear within reach, but it will require a con...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and fellow Committee Member Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today released a letter signed by sixty-one senators to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for a modernization of rules intended to ensure that Americans in rural areas have access to affordable broadband services. Under current rules, Universal Service Fund (USF) support for broadband in rural areas is dependent on the outdated requirement that customers also si...
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. to consider two pending nominations.
Nominations Under Consideration:
- Daniel Elliott, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board (reappointment)
- Mario Cordero, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Maritime Commission (reappointment)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Full Committee hearing on nomin...