114th Congress Accomplishments Report

“This report highlights our major bipartisan accomplishments and how our reforms impact the lives of Americans across the country”

January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation released its final report on committee accomplishments after the president signed the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, the committee’s 60th proposal enacted into law from the 114th Congress.
 
Today, the committee released its 114th Congress final report that details Commerce Committee proposals enacted into law and provides a sneak preview of the committee’s agenda for the new Congress. As a first-time feature, the report includes testimony from Americans who have been impacted by our legislative accomplishments.

“In the 114th Congress, Senators serving on the Commerce Committee advanced major reforms including legislation to improve transportation safety, reform airport security, set new priorities for federal science research, protect consumer rights, and pass into law the first-ever reform of the federal board that provides economic oversight of our nation’s railroads,” said Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.). “This report highlights our major bipartisan accomplishments and how our reforms impact the lives of Americans across the country.”

During the 114th Congress, Commerce Committee bills led to 60 proposals being enacted into law and the committee approved 77 bills and held 80 committee hearings. The report’s 2017 preview highlights upcoming work on nominees for the new administration, boosting development of 5G wireless technology, enhancing transportation security, and the committee’s continuing endeavors to support American innovation and entrepreneurialism. Click here to view the full report.