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Leading the Way: Adapting to South Florida's Changing Coastline

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Science and Space will hold a hearing at the Miami Beach City Hall on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. titled, “Leading the Way: Adapting to South Florida’s Changing Coastline”. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) will chair this hearing on the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. The hearing will provide an overview of climate science analyses conducted by federal agencies, and by Florida universities, that inform state and local government adaptation plans. Witnesses will discuss the economic impacts of climate change to Florida’s tourism and insurance industries, as well as efforts to reduce the carbon emissions that drive climate change. Florida has recorded between five and eight inches of sea level rise in the past 50 years. Due to climate change, Florida could experience up to three feet of sea level rise by 2100. The impacts of flooding, saltwater intrusion, and land erosion on Florida’s coastal habitats and economies have prompted local governments to action. Sen. Nelson will lead the discussion on the steps already underway and explore potential new solutions to these growing problems.

Rockefeller Statement on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that cybersecurity information can be shared with competitors without violating antitrust law.

From Here to Mars

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today announced the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Science and Space will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. titled, “From Here to Mars.” The hearing will feature experts on NASA exploration strategy, international cooperation in space, and commercial space efforts.

Commerce Committee Passes Manufacturing Bill to Create Jobs and Boost Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released the following statements after the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed S. 1468, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013, which seeks to strengthen collaborations between the government and the manufacturing sector. The legislation now awaits action by the full Senate.

Executive Session

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. to consider legislation and nominations.

Thune Statement on Commerce Committee Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, submitted for the record the following prepared remarks at today’s full committee hearing on the nominations of Vice Admiral Paul Zukunft to be Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Elliot Kaye and Joseph Mohorovic to be Chairman and Commissioner at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing to consider the nomination of Vice Admiral Paul Zukunft to be the 25th Comm...

Nominations Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a nominations hearing on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

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