Press Releases 09/22/2018
House and Senate Committee Leaders Announce Agreement on Long-term FAA and Disaster Program Reform Legislation
“This five-year authorization improves our aviation system for travelers, manufacturers, and innovators,” said Chairman Thune. “It also strengthens the overall safety and security of our transportation system. I expect the House and Senate will now move quickly to send the president a bill he can sign.”
Press Releases 06/27/2018
NHTSA Responds to Senator's Inquiry on Kia and Hyundai Non-collision Fires
Press Releases 06/7/2018
Senators seek to boost Miami and Orlando’s chances to become World Cup cities
Press Releases 05/23/2018
Nelson Statement on the NTSB’s Release of its Preliminary Report on the FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse
Press Releases 05/22/2018
Controversial Consumer Product Safety Commission Nominee Narrowly Approved by the Senate
Press Releases 05/11/2018
15 Deaths, 278 Injuries Linked to Takata Airbags in U.S. States And Territories
Press Releases 04/26/2018
22 Senators Call on FCC Chairman to Cease Media Ownership Rulemaking and Pending Broadcast Mergers
Press Releases 04/26/2018
Lawmaker Files Bill to Provide Loans to Coastal Communities Affected by Climate Change
Press Releases 04/16/2018
Key Lawmaker Seeks Probe of FAA’s Handling of Safety Issues Involving Allegiant Air
Press Releases 03/13/2018
Nelson Calls for Robust Federal Funding to Improve Internet Access in Rural Florida
Press Releases 03/12/2018
Nelson Statement on Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot's Departure at NASA
Press Releases 03/8/2018
Nelson Reacts to Nomination of Vice Adm. Karl Schultz as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
Press Releases 03/2/2018
Walden, Pallone, Thune and Nelson Announce FCC Reauthorization and Spectrum Agreement
Press Releases 03/2/2018
Thune and Nelson on Senate Contributions to Bicameral FCC Reauthorization and Spectrum Legislation (RAY BAUM’S Act)
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement praising the contributions of Commerce Committee members and other senators to a bipartisan agreement on the House’s RAY BAUM’S Act (H.R. 4986).
Press Releases 02/12/2018
Thune and Nelson Statements on White House Infrastructure Proposal
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which exercises jurisdiction over aviation, railroad, broadband, and other key infrastructure, issued the following statements on the national infrastructure proposal unveiled by the White House today.
Press Releases 01/30/2018
Thune and Nelson Statements on Passage of Safe Sport Authorization
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which exercises jurisdiction over sports policy and federally-chartered organizations like the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), issued the following statement on the passage of S. 534, The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act.
Press Releases 01/8/2018
Two Senate Commerce Bills to Combat Human Trafficking Signed Into Law
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement after the president signed into law two bipartisan Commerce Committee bills to combat the use of commercial vehicles in human trafficking.
Press Releases 12/12/2017
39 Senators Call on FCC Chairman Pai to Abandon 'Reckless' Plan to End Net Neutrality
Press Releases 12/7/2017
Bipartisan NTSB Reauthorization Aims to Modernize and Enhance Transparency
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced S. 2202, the National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization Act. The legislation reauthorizes the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) at an average level of $113.4 million through fiscal year 2023 and offers several key reforms to modernize and improve transparency in the safety agency’s investigations, recommendations, and board member discussions.
Press Releases 11/14/2017
Senate Passes Bill Requiring U.S. Amateur Athletic Organizations, Members to Report Sexual Abuse
The U.S. Senate today passed legislation led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) to require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sex-abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department.
Press Releases 11/3/2017
Commerce Leaders, Sponsors of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act Announce Agreement
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, along with Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and other core sponsors of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693) today announced an agreement on several technical and clarifying changes to the bill.
Press Releases 11/2/2017
Nelson, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Accelerate Deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1 Systems
Press Releases 09/27/2017
Nelson and Carper to EPA, CPSC Heads: Stop Trying to Derail Life-Saving Portable Generator Safety Rule
Press Releases 09/14/2017
Nelson calls on cable, telephone and internet companies to provide service rebates, waive late fees for Hurricane Irma victims
Press Releases 08/4/2017
Field Hearing to Examine Threats to Florida Tourism Economy
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the ranking member of Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a field hearing titled “Threats Facing Florida’s Tourism Driven Economy” on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EDT in St. Petersburg, Florida. The hearing will examine tourism’s impact on Florida’s economy and threats to the industry.
Press Releases 06/2/2017
Thune and Nelson Press Department of Transportation for Takata Recall Update
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who serve respectively as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, requested that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao provide information on the status of efforts to recall and repair 46 million faulty Takata air bags in U.S. vehicles. Defective Takata air bag inflators have been linked to 11 deaths and approximately 180 injuries nationwide.
Press Releases 05/18/2017
Senate Panel OKs Bill Allowing Federal Assistance For Toxic Algae Outbreaks
Press Releases 04/26/2017
Nelson calls Pai’s proposal to roll back net neutrality rules ‘a dereliction of duty’