UPDATE: Commerce Markup of Transportation Bill with Regulatory and Consumer Protection Reforms

July 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced a new time for the previously-noticed markup. The Committee will now convene on Wednesday, July 15 at 4:45 p.m. (time changed from 10:00 a.m.) to consider and vote on S. 1732, the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015.

Sponsored jointly by Thune, Surface Subcommittee chairman Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Consumer Protection Subcommittee chairman Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the legislation authorizes the office of the Secretary of Transportation for the next six years (Fiscal Years 2016 through 2021) and contains key reforms to enhance safety, streamline grant programs, and improve the accountability and efficiency of oversight efforts.

By tradition, following committee approval, S. 1732 will be combined with S. 1647, the DRIVE Act, and component legislation from other Senate committees on the Senate floor to form legislation commonly referred to as “The Highway Bill” or the “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill.”

Click here for the text of the bill as introduced, here for a section-by-section summary, and here for the announcement of the bill’s introduction.

Mark-up agenda:

S. 1732, the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

Executive Session Details:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

**4:45 p.m. (time changed from 10:00 a.m.) in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253**

A live video of the markup and additional information will be available at http://1.usa.gov/1LUiwCz