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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...

Examining the Governance and Integrity of International Soccer

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, will hold a hearing entitled "Examining the Governance and Integrity of International Soccer" on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international nonprofit that organizes the World Cup tournament and is responsible for the global regulation and promotion of soccer. The hearing will examine the integrity and impending leadership changes at FIFA, ...

Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will hold a hearing entitled “Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases” on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
 
The hearing will focus on incentivizing cure development for the most deadly diseases. In recent years, U.S. biomedical research and innovation has been lagging. According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, the U.S. share of global biomedical research and development expendi...

Thune Sets Mark-Up of Transportation Bill with Regulatory and Consumer Protection Reforms

The Committee will convene on Wednesday, July 15 to consider and vote on the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015.

Senate Lawmakers Propose Sweeping Auto Safety Reforms

WASHINGTON, DC -- Automotive industry executives who cover up or conceal the death and injury risks of defective vehicles or parts could face up five years in prison, under sweeping auto safety legislation filed in the Senate late today.

The measure, sponsored by three leading Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee, comes in advance of a mark-up the panel will hold next week on a broader Republican transportation bill that includ...

Technologies Transforming Transportation: Is the Government Keeping Up?

The Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security will hold a hearing entitled “Technologies Transforming Transportation: Is the Government Keeping Up?” on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. (time changed from 10:00 a.m.).

This hearing will focus on innovative technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of our nation's transportation network, particularly the movement of goods through the supply chain. Witnesses will provide an overview of the development and implementation of new technologies within their busines...

Executive Session

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. to consider the following legislative measures and nominations.
 
Agenda:

1. S. 1626, Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act, Sponsors: Sen. Roge...

Committee Approves Wicker/Booker Railroad Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today, on a voice vote, approved the bipartisan “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act,” sponsored by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), with seven amendments. The measure improves rail safety, reauthorizes Amtrak services, and improves existing passenger rail infrastructure. It also leverages private sector investment, empowers states, and cuts red tape to make critical infrastructure dollars go further.

“Senator Wicker and...

Update on the Recalls of Defective Takata Air Bags and NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Efforts

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a full committee hearing entitled “Update on the Recalls of Defective Takata Air Bags and NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Efforts” on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
 
The hearing will examine the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Takata defective airbag recall investigation, Takata’s remediation efforts, how car manufacturers are addressing defective Takata airbags, and ongoing oversight by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector Gen...

Thune Statement on Findings of Safety Failings by Auto Regulator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement on new findings by the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General about factors that have undermined efforts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to identify and investigate vehicle safety conc...

Thune Pledges to Work with TSA Administrator on Agency Challenges

Chairman John Thune issued a statement on the Senate confirmation of Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be the next TSA administrator.

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