Committee Approves Five Bills, Two Nominees, and Coast Guard Promotions

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today, approved five bills and two nominees subject to Senate confirmation, and Coast Guard promotions.

Bill and Nominations considered are as follows (all approved by voice vote):

1.    S. 2848, Fighting Opioid Abuse in Transportation Act, Sponsor: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

         a. Thune Substitute (modified)

2.    S. 2842, Opioid Addiction Recovery Fraud Prevention Act of 2018, Sponsors: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)

         a. Capito 1

3.    S. 2844, STB Information Security Improvement Act, Sponsor: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

4.    S. 2764, Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act of 2018, Sponsors: Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)

5.    S. 2418, Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018, Sponsors: Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) 

         a. Hassan Substitute

6.    Nomination of Joseph Ryan Gruters, of Florida, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors

7.    Nomination of Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board

8.    Coast Guard Promotions