February 14, 2019 – Yesterday, Sen.
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Category: Senate Commerce Committee
February 1, 2019 – This week, complete subcommittee memberships for House Appropriations and Senate Commerce were named, along with some key subcommittee chairmen and ranking members elsewhere.
January 18, 2019 – Several Congressional committees organized themselves this week and populated their subcommittees.
January 3, 2019 – Today, Senate Republicans released their proposed committee memberships for the 116th Congress, joining Senate Democrats, who had announced their proposed slates late last year. The new committee memberships will become official when ratified by Senate resolution this afternoon or tomorrow.
October 11, 2018 – Weeks after a similar hearing on the House side, the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & the Coast Guard held a hearing Thursday examining the Coast Guard’s recapitalization efforts.
September 6, 2018 – On Wednesday, less than one week before the 17th anniversary of September 11, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to assess challenges and progress in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) aviation security efforts.
September 5, 2018 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved Wednesday two transportation-related nominees and a bill to streamline Department of Transportation reporting requirements.
August 23, 2018 – Praised by both sides of the aisle as an “exemplary leader” who is “uniquely qualified for the position,” Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Joel Szabat had an easy time at his nomination hearing Thursday to become the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs.
June 28, 2018 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved the nomination of Heidi King to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by a party-line vote of 14 to 13.
June 22, 2018 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has schedule a June 27 vote on approving the nomination of Heidi King to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Her nomination had been scheduled for a vote on May 22 but was pulled at the last minute because Democratic opposition to the nomination was solidifying and because not all Republicans might have ben able to attend due to a schedule conflict.
May 25, 2018 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee abruptly pulled the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from its markup schedule earlier this week.
April 26, 2018 – At an incredibly brief business session yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved four bills and another round of nominees, including two nominees to the Surface Transportation Board and one to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
March 16, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: State and Local Transportation Needs.”
March 2, 2018 – Prospects for House consideration of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took an abrupt shift earlier this week when House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced on February 27 that his ambitious air traffic control reform legislation (H.R. 2997) would not be moving to the House floor in its current form.
January 31, 2018 – As a response to the rise in international terrorist attacks involving multiple surface transportation modes, a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on January 23 to review transportation security initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and, in particular, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
February 2, 2018 – President Trump today announced his intention to nominate new members of the Boards of Directors of Amtrak and of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
January 26, 2018 – On January 24, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a field hearing at the Washington Auto Show to discuss emerging technologies in the automotive industry, with a particular focus on automated vehicles (AVs).
January 26, 2018 – The legislative logjam preventing the Senate’s autonomous vehicle policy legislation from going to the floor is lifting. Now just two “holds” remain: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
January 19, 2018 – This week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved, for a second time, the nominations of Diana Furchgott-Roth to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Research and Technology and of former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland to be a member of the Amtrak Board of Directors.
December 20, 2017 – At an executive session on December 13, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved a bill to reauthorize the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).