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Wicker Speaks on Upcoming STELAR Deadline

Today, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, spoke on the Senate floor about the need to extend the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELAR) before the end of the year to prevent more than 800,000 Americans from losing access to their local broadcast networks.

Wicker, Thune Introduce 5G Spectrum Act

Today, U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, introduced the 5G Spectrum Act. This legislation would ensure mid-band spectrum is quickly available in the market by requiring a transparent and competitive public auctioning process. The bill specifically would require that at least 50 percent of the auction revenues be reserved for the American people.

Committee Announces Hearing on Automated Vehicles

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Highly Automated Vehicles: Federal Perspectives on the Deployment of Safety Technology,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The hearing will examine the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Transportation Safety Board’s perspectives on the safe testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles, otherwise referred to as autonomous vehicles (AVs), self-driving vehicles, or driverless vehicles. Witnesses will discuss recommendations for realizing the potential safety, mobility, and efficiency benefits of AVs.

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