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Subcommittee Announces Field Hearing on Oversight of Air Cargo Security

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., ranking member of the Subcommittee on Security, will convene a field hearing titled, “Promoting Safe Skies through Scanning and Screening: Oversight of Air Cargo Security,” at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020. The hearing will examine the oversight of certified cargo screening facilities, screening technology, the efficiency of the global supply chain, and other air cargo security topics at Boston Logan International Airport.

Wicker Statement on FAA’s Safety Oversight of Southwest Airlines

Today, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General released an audit report that identified a number of concerns regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety oversight of Southwest Airlines:

Wicker, Thune Commend FCC Chairman’s C-band Proposal

Today, U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, released the following statements after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced his C-band proposal for 5G at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation:

Committee Announces Hearing on Space Missions

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Space Missions of Global Importance: Planetary Defense, Space Weather Protection, and Space Situational Awareness,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The hearing will focus on U.S. leadership in space missions vital to the global economy and the protection of human health and life on Earth. Witnesses will also discuss policies, programs, and research that are important for planetary defense, space weather protection, and space situational awareness.

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