Press Releases 03/21/2022
Cantwell Speaks about Urgency for Congress to Move Forward with Bipartisan Innovation and Competition Legislation
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, spoke on the Senate floor tonight on the urgency for Congress to move bipartisan innovation competitiveness legislation forward.
Press Releases 03/18/2022
Cantwell to Chair Commerce Committee Hearing on Impact of Surging Gas Prices on U.S. Consumers and Commerce
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced that, in the coming weeks, the Committee will hold a hearing to examine the impact of the surge in petroleum prices on commerce and consumers, and has invited leading oil industry executives to testify.
Press Releases 03/10/2022
Cantwell, Wicker Introduce Legislation to Rename National Air Grant Fellowship Program After Ethiopian Air 302 Crash Victim Samya Rose Stumo & to Honor 347 Lives Lost in 737 MAX-8 Crashes
Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, respectively, introduced legislation to rename the National Air Grant Fellowship Program and to commemorate the 347 lives lost due to the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX-8 crashes.
Press Releases 03/9/2022
ICYMI: Cantwell, POTUS Agree “We Can’t Wait” on Passing USICA Legislation
Earlier today, President Biden and Commerce Secretary Raimondo met with executives of several companies to discuss the importance of legislation to boost semiconductor production, calling on Congress to pass bipartisan innovation and competitiveness legislation “as soon as you can.”
Press Releases 03/3/2022
Commerce Committee Advances 10 Biden Nominations
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation advanced ten Biden Administration nominations. All are subject to approval by the full Senate.
Press Releases 03/1/2022
Sen. Cantwell, Commerce Committee to Pursue Ocean Shipping Reforms
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will hold a full committee hearing on Thursday, March 3, 2022, to examine S. 3580, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, and ways to strengthen oversight of international ocean carriers.
Press Releases 02/23/2022
U.S. Ports Can Compete for $450M to Improve Port Efficiency & Supply Chain Resiliency, Thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has opened the application process for $450 million in grant opportunities under the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).
Press Releases 02/15/2022
Cantwell Says Rising Sea Level Projections Underscore Need for Action on Coastal Resiliency
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation reacted to a NOAA-led report released today which predicts sea levels along the U.S. coastline will rise an additional 10-12 inches by 2050 – as much as we have experienced over the last 100 years. According to the report, sea levels along the Washington state coastline are expected to rise an average of four to six inches, underscoring the need to ensure coastal communities have the resources to build resiliency and adapt to climate change.
Press Releases 02/10/2022
With Cantwell’s Support, Washington State Labor Leader Max Vekich Confirmed by Senate for Federal Maritime Commission
Today, Max Vekich, President Biden’s nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, and Aberdeen, Washington Native, was confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 51-43. Prior to the vote, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, spoke on the floor of the Senate in support of his nomination.
Press Releases 02/10/2022
Cantwell to NASA: The Buck Stops with NASA
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, told leaders for NASA’s human exploration, space technology, and science programs that the oversight and responsibility for NASA missions, including those supporting the Artemis Program, reside squarely with NASA