Committee Approves Nine Bills, Including Endless Frontier Act, and Two Nominations

May 12, 2021

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

Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) provided the following statement on committee approval of the Endless Frontier Act:

“The reason why we're moving ahead and working so diligently on this is that the race for innovation is happening around the globe. People in an information age who are hungry, developing economies are taking some of the best science and information that have been created in the United States of America, and deploying it. We now need to look at our R&D infrastructure and what we in the United States are doing to be more nimble, to make sure that this technology is used to help our supply chains to grow jobs of the future, and to continue to be the leader in research and development around the world."

1. S.82, Ensuring Health Safety in the Skies Act; Sponsors: Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

2. S.116, COVID-19 Home Safety Act; Sponsors: Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jerry Moran (R-KS)

        a. Lee 1

3. S.140, Blue Globe Act; Sponsors: Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

        a. Schatz substitute

        b. Baldwin_1

        c. Scott_2 (modified)

4. S.316, Fly Safe and Healthy Act; Sponsors: Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Rick Scott (R-FL)

        a. Cantwell substitute

5. S.497, American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act; Sponsors: Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

6. S.516, Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act; Sponsors: Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)

        a. Moran-Sinema Subsitute (modified)

        b. Lee 2

        c. Lee 3 (modified)

        d. Lee 4

        e. Lee 5 (modified)

        f. Scott 1 (modified)

7. S.1037, Manufacturing Hub Website; Sponsors: Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI), Todd Young (R-IN)

        a. Peters substitute

        b. Lee-Scott 1 (modified)

8. S.1260, Endless Frontier Act; Sponsors: Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Todd Young (R-IN)

        a. Cantwell-Wicker substitute (modified)

        b. Baldwin 1 (modified)

        c. Baldwin 2

        d. Blackburn 1

        e. Blackburn 3 (modified)

        f. Blackburn 4 (modified)

        g. Blackburn 5 (modified)

        h. Blackburn 9 (modified)

        i. Blackburn 12

        j. Blackburn 14

        k. Blackburn 22

        l. Blumenthal 1 (modified)

        m. Blunt-Fischer-Schatz 1 (modified)

        n. Cantwell 1 (modified)

        o. Capito 1 (modified)

        p. Capito 2 (modified)

        q. Cruz 1 (modified)

        r. Cruz 2 (modified)

        s. Cruz 4

        t. Cruz 8 (modified)

        u. Cruz 10 (modified)

        v. Cruz 11 (modified)

        w. Lee 33

        x. Lee 99 (modified)

        y. Lee 118 modified

        z. Lee 123 (modified)

        aa. Lee 124 (modified)

        bb. Lee 125 (modified)

        cc. Lee 127 (modified)

        dd. Lee 129 (modified)

        ee. Lee 132 (modified)

        ff. Lujan 1

        gg. Lujan 2 (modified)

        hh. Lujan 5 (modified)

        ii. Markey 1

        jj. Markey 6

        kk. Moran 1 (modified)

        ll. Peters 1 (modified)

        mm. Rosen-Blackburn 1 (modified)

        nn. Schatz 1 (modified)

        oo. Schatz 3

        pp. Scott 1 (modified)

        qq. Scott 4 (modified)

        rr. Scott 9 (modified)

        ss. Scott 13

        tt. Scott 18 (modified)

        uu. Sullivan 1 to Baldwin 1

        vv.. Sullivan 8 (modified)

        ww. Sullivan 10 (modified)

        xx. Thune 1 (modified)

        yy. Thune 2

        zz. Warnock 1

        aaa. Warnock 2 (modified)

        bbb. Wicker 1

Committee reported bill can be found HERE, a section-by-section is HERE, and a one-pager is HERE

9. S.1289, Prescott/Marine Mammal; Sponsors: Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

10. Nomination of Leslie B. Kiernan, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce (PN248)

11.Nomination of Lina M. Khan, of New York, to be Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (PN254)

*Note: Agenda updated 5/13/2021