Examining the FY 2016 Budget Requests for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation

March 3, 2015

253 Senate Russell Office Building

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, entitled “Examining the FY 2016 Budget Requests for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation.”

Two Cabinet-level officials, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Transportation, will testify about the President’s FY 2016 budget request for their respective agencies. The budget request seeks $9.8 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Commerce and a total of $94.7 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding for the Department of Transportation. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee serves as the primary authorizing committee for both agencies and conducts general oversight over their activities.
 
Witnesses:
 
- The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
- The Honorable Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
 
Hearing Details:
 
Full Committee Hearing
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
9:00 a.m.
 
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Full Committee hearing entitled “Examining the FY 2016 Budget Requests for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation.”
 
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements and a live video of the hearing will be available on this page.

For reporters interested in reserving a seat, please contact the press gallery:

• Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265

• Radio/Television Gallery – 202-224-6421

• Press Photographers Gallery – 202-224-6548

• Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Webcast

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