Senate Commerce Committee Delivered

When the Senate Commerce Committee met at the beginning of the 117th Congress two years ago, Chair U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell set the goal of finding bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing our economy and the pressing needs of the American people. 

The country was navigating the effects of the ongoing COVID pandemic, which wreaked havoc on our supply chains, local economies and the pocketbooks of everyday families. Underinvestment in technology innovation had left the United States at risk of falling behind other countries. And the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure badly needed repair.  

Americans were looking forward to a new era and wanted a Congress that could deliver.  And we did.    

We invested to rebuild our neglected infrastructure – airports, roads, bridges and ports in your communities. 

We passed the CHIPS and Science Act – reigniting technology research and development to drive innovation, create good jobs, and bring manufacturing back to the United States.

We made the largest investment in climate, protecting our marine life and ocean economy. 

We strengthened our supply chains and set up new programs to support minority businesses. 

We expanded STEM education opportunities so that more women and minorities can get the skills needed to succeed in a high-tech economy. 

And we set the course to connect Americans with affordable, reliable high-speed internet – a necessity in the 21st century –  regardless of where you live.  

Working together to advance these new investments, laws and programs, the Commerce Committee delivered real change that will benefit American families and businesses, create good jobs in every corner of the nation and build an economy for the future.  

Thank you to the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Brian Schatz, Ed Markey, Gary Peters, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Jon Tester, Kyrsten Sinema, Jacky Rosen, Ben Ray Luján, John Hickenlooper and Raphael Warnock.  

Our Progress by the Numbers


Committee Hearings

24 Executive Sessions


Bills Passed 


Nominations Confirmed
by the Senate

833 Coast Guard Promotions

Top Committee Hearings

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