Commerce Schedules Legislative Markup of FCC Reauthorization and Six Other Bills

April 21, 2016

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. (time changed from 10:15 a.m.) to consider the following legislative measures and pending nominations.

1.    S. 2644, The FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016, Sponsor: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

2.    S. 421, Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015, Sponsors: Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.)

3.    S. 2607, Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, Sponsors: Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)

4.    S. 2508, Youth Sports Concussions Act, Sponsors: Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

5.    S. 2829, Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2017, Sponsors: Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

6.    S. 2325, Digital Coast Act of 2015, Sponsors: Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)

7.    S. 2817, Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act, Sponsors: Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

8.    Nominations for Promotion in the United States Coast Guard

a.    Two promotions to be Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
b.    Seven promotions to be Rear Admiral (Upper Half), U.S. Coast Guard
c.    Two promotions to be Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard
d.    Vice Admiral Charles Michel to be Admiral and Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
e.    Vice Admiral Charles Ray to be Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard

9.    Andrew Read, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Marine Mammal Commission

*Agenda subject to change

NOTE: The agenda originally included S. 787, the NTIS Elimination Act, which was removed from the agenda on 4/22/16.

Executive Session Details:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

11:30 a.m. in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253

A live video of the markup and additional information will be available at