Committee Approves Seven Bills, Six Nominations

September 16, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today approved seven bills and six nominations, which are now all subject to approval by the full Senate:

Bills and nominations considered are as follows (approved by voice vote unless otherwise noted): 

  1. S. 804, Empowering Rural Economies Through Alaska Native Sustainable Arts and Handicrafts Act, Sponsor: Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska
  2. S. 1626, Government Spectrum Valuation Act, Sponsor: Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah
  3. S. 3831, Visit America Act, Sponsors: Sens. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii
    1. Scott 2 (as modified)
  4. S. 4159, E-SIGN Modernization Act, Sponsors: Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Todd Young, R-Ind. (Roll call vote: 14-12)
    Thune Substitute
  1. S. 4286, Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, Sponsors: Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
    Markey Substitute
  1. S. 4462, Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Gary Peters, D-Mich.
    Wicker Substitute
    1. Baldwin 1
    2. Wicker 1 to Baldwin 1 (as modified)
    3. Fischer 1
    4. Lee 1 (as modified)
    5. Scott 1 (as modified)
  1. S. 4568, Forensic Science Research and Standards Act, Sponsors: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
    1. Lee 1
    2. Scott 1
    3. Scott 2 (as modified)
    4. Scott 3 (as modified)
  2. Nomination of Eric Soskin, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation (Roll call vote: 14-12)
  3. Nomination of  Robert Primus, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board
  4. Nominations of Theodore Rokita, of Indiana, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors (Roll call vote: 14-12 [full term])
  5. Nomination of Sarah Feinberg, of West Virginia, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors
  6. Nomination of Chris Koos, of Illinois, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors