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GSA Begins Next Phase of DHS Consolidation

GSA news releases - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:00am
GSA has awarded a design-build contract to renovate the historic Center Building at the Department of Homeland Security's St. Elizabeths campus.

GSA Reviews New Version of LEED

GSA news releases - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:00am
GSA releases review of LEED Version 4

Rockefeller, Thune Issue Joint Statement on Committee Passage of the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today issued the following statement following the Committee passage of the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA): 

“We are pleased that the committee today advanced the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) that would ensure 1.5 million satellite pay TV subscribers maintain access to distant broadcast network television signals and would ma...

Executive Session

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

GSA Helps Army Attain Net Zero Energy

GSA news releases - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:00am
GSA releases report designed to help the Army attain net zero energy through employing high-impact energy efficiency strategies

Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. titled, “Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” chaired by Subcommittee Chairman Claire McCaskill (D-MO). 

The Subcommittee hearing will examine the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21, as well as assess the efficacy and needs of NHTSA&rsqu...

GSA Seeks Promising Technologies to Improve Building Performance

GSA news releases - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:00am
Agency’s Green Proving Ground Program Issues RFI for Emerging Building Technologies

Rockefeller, McCaskill Request Information From Home Depot, Apple on Data Security Incidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, today sent letters to Home Depot and Apple requesting information on the companies’ recent data security incidents. 

In response to the confirmed data breach at Home Depot involving a massive amount of credit and debit card information, the Senators are asking for a briefing on the company...

Freight Rail Service: Improving the Performance of America’s Rail System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced a Full Committee hearing on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. titled, “Freight Rail Service: Improving the Performance of America’s Rail System.”

The hearing will focus on rail service issues throughout the country, including congestion and locomotive and railcar shortages. Stakeholders will discuss the impacts of rail service issues on various industries and the economy.

Pleas...

Rockefeller Urges Surface Transportation Board to Address Needs of Businesses, Consumers in Evaluating Revenue Adequacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, last week submitted a statement to the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Ex Parte Proceeding 722 on Railroad Revenue Adequacy, urging STB to address the concerns of the shipper community, and focus on individuals and businesses who use the rail system, in order to move toward a more balanced system. 

“While the railroads prosper under the regulatory system established by the Staggers Act, today’s shippers and...

GSA Seeks Public Comment on Environmental Impact Statement for Consolidated FBI Headquarters

GSA news releases - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:00am
GSA) and the FBI will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the potential impacts of acquiring a consolidated HQ.

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