The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following legislative measures and nominations.
The Commerce Committee held a nomination hearing for the Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel on October 28, 2015. Click here for more information on the nominee.
1. S. 571, Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, Sponsors: Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), and 67 bipartisan cosponsors
2. S. 2276, SAFE PIPES Act, Sponsors: Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
3. S. 2361, the Airport Security Enhancement and Oversight Act, Sponsor: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
4. H.R. 2843, TSA PreCheck Expansion Act, Sponsors: Reps. John Katko (R-N.Y.), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Mike Rogers (R-Ala.)
5. S. 1886, Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
6. S. 1935, Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act of 2015, Sponsors: Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Angus King (I-Maine), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
7. S. 2058, Metropolitan Weather Hazards Protection Act of 2015, Sponsors: Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
8. S. 2319, A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934, Sponsor: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
9. Jessica Rosenworcel, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission (reappointment)
10. Nominations for Promotion in the United States Coast Guard
Results of the markup are available here.
Executive Session Details:
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
10:00 a.m. in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253
A live video of the markup and additional information will be available at www.commerce.senate.gov.
Chairman John Thune
"Before we move to consider today’s business agenda, I would like to take a few minutes to underscore the significant work this Committee did as part of the long-term Transportation Reauthorization bill that the President signed into law last Friday.
"One of the most notable facts is that this Committee was responsible for over 600 pages of the 1,300 page conference report. This included a host of important motor vehicle safety, research, freight, passenger rail and other provisions that will pay dividends for years to come.
"This long-term transportation bill was something that many critics claimed was not possible due to recent Congressional gridlock. However, with the good work of many members of this Committee, we were able to address critical gaps when it comes to motor vehicle safety oversight at NHTSA, much needed reform to Amtrak, and other commuter rail needs.
"We also made significant strides by partnering with the Senate EPW Committee regarding a more coordinated approach when it comes to freight transportation priorities at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"We can be proud of the many accomplishments in the FAST Act, which range from Senator Heller’s work with Senator Markey on updates to the 5-Star Rating system to provisions encouraging the use of crash avoidance technologies to bipartisan reforms to NHTSA following the scathing Inspector General Report this past year.
"I know both the full committee and our six subcommittees have stayed incredibly active this year, not to mention other on-going Committee inquiries and investigations, but all of this wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for subcommittee chairmen and ranking members who were interested in rolling up their sleeves to get the job done. So, thank you, and let’s work toward another productive year in 2016."