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Dakota State University to Host U.S. Senate Cybersecurity Field Hearing

Senate Commerce will hold a full committee field hearing entitled “Confronting the Challenge of Cybersecurity" at Dakota State University.

GSA Awards First Contracts For 18F Consulting Agile Marketplace BPA

GSA news releases - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:00am
Awarding of the first contracts for the Agile Marketplace Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), a new contracting vehicle from 18F Consulting.

Statement on FCC Decision to Strip DISH Network of Auction Discount

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation chairman Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement on the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) decision that two DISH Network affiliates, SNR Wireless and Northstar Wireless, were not eligible for $3.3 billion in bidding credits:

“I applaud the FCC for taking meaningful action to address the questions I raised about the conduct of DISH and its two affiliates in the most recent spectrum auction. Howeve...

GSA Releases RFPs for Human Capital and Training Solutions Multiple Award Contracts

GSA news releases - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 1:00am
GSA Releases RFPs for Human Capital and Training Solutions

GSA’s City Pair Program Saves Billions for Federal Agencies

GSA news releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:00am
GSA Announces New Lease for TSA Headquarters

GSA Announces New Lease for TSA Headquarters

GSA news releases - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 1:00am
GSA Announces New Lease for TSA Headquarters

Senate Report Takes Aim at Airline Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC  -  A new congressional report released today took aim at the airline industry for failing to adequately disclose extra fees and add-on costs charged to the flying public.

The report, released today by the minority staff of the Senate Commerce Committee, found that ancillary fees, such as change and cancellation penalties and preferred seating, are increasingly keeping consumers in the dark about the true cos...

Thune & Johnson to President: Commerce Department Needs a Permanent IG

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation chairman Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), in a letter sent yesterday, called on President Barack Obama to, “nominate, without delay, a qualified, experienced, and dedicated individual of high character and integrity to serve as the Commerce Department’s permanent Inspector General.” The Commerce Department’s previous inspector general resigned on June 4, 2015.

“We are c...

Senate Confirms Denise Turner Roth To Head GSA

GSA news releases - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 1:00am
Senate Confirms Denise Turner Roth To Head GSA

Senate Approves U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate, today, unanimously approved S. 1297, the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, introduced by Commerce Committee Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee chairman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), full committee ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee ranking member Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and subcommittee members Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Cory Gar...

GSA Launches Cross-Agency Pilot ‘Feedback USA’ to Improve Government Customer Experience

GSA news releases - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 1:00am
GSA Launches Cross-Agency Pilot ‘Feedback USA’

Commerce Committee Transportation Reforms Approved in Multi-Year Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, which includes significant safety and regulatory reforms put forward by the committee. The bill passed by a vote of 65-34.

“Today, the Senate passed the bipartisan DRIVE Act, which provides much-needed funding and reforms to address key infra...

Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy

The hearing will explore how spectrum policy should be improved to accommodate the growing demand.

Thune: Why Americans Need a Long-Term Transportation Solution

Sen. Thune urged his colleagues to pass a long-term transportation bill to fund our nation’s highways, roads, and bridges.

GSA Secures DHS Commitment to OASIS for Professional Services

GSA news releases - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:00am
GSA Secures DHS Commitment to OASIS

Thune Urges Colleagues to Pass Multi-Year Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today urged his colleagues to pass the DRIVE Act, a bipartisan bill designed to modernize the nation’s infrastructure and transportation systems and better allow America to compete in the 21st century. The bill includes several Commerce Committee titles that cover ...

Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The pending nominee to be the next administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will provide testimony at a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. PHMSA has been without Senate-confirmed leadership since the previous administrator, Cynthia Quarterman, departed on October 4, 2014. President Barack Obama nominated Marie Dominguez on May 29, 2015.

“PHMSA has come under scrutiny as an ineffect...

GSA Seeks Proposals for Federal Triangle South Project

GSA news releases - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 1:00am
GSA Seeks Proposals for Federal Triangle South Project

Executive Session

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. to consider S. 1732.
 
Agenda:

S. 1732, the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015, Sponsors: U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a...

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