Press Releases 02/10/2016
Nelson Presses NHTSA to Speed Up Phase Out of Takata Ammonium Nitrate Airbag Inflators
Press Releases 02/10/2016
Legislation Introduced to Give FAA Power to Ban Potentially Dangerous Lithium-ion Battery Shipments
Press Releases 12/9/2015
Commerce Committee Approves Legislation to Tighten Screening for Airport Workers
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, along with Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) the chair and ranking member of the Aviation Subcommittee today voted in committee to approve S. 2361, the Airport Security Enhancement and Oversight Act, which they jointly introduced.
Press Releases 12/4/2015
Senator to Offer Legislation that Would Strengthen Security at Nation’s Airports
Press Releases 12/1/2015
Nelson Statement on Congressional Agreement to Increase Compensation for Philadelphia Amtrak Victims
Press Releases 12/1/2015
Thune and Nelson Statements on Five-Year Surface Transportation Bill
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation released statements on the conference committee agreement on the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act – a five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill which includes many key provisions approved by the committee earlier this summer.
Press Releases 11/4/2015
Blumenthal, Nelson Demand Independent Federal Investigation into Health Risks from Children's Playgrounds and Artificial Turfs Made with Crumb Rubber from Scrap Tires
Press Releases 10/20/2015
Gardner and Peters Continue Efforts to Strengthen American R&D Policy, Competitiveness
Press Releases 10/14/2015
Bipartisan Senate & House Tech Leaders Press Commerce Dept., FTC on Need to Protect Data Flows in Wake of European ‘Safe Harbor’ Ruling
Press Releases 10/7/2015
Senators Demand Answers from T-Mobile and Experian Following Security Breach of 15 Million Customers’ Personal Data, Including Social Security Numbers
Press Releases 09/25/2015
A Commerce Committee Bill Signed Into Law
On September 24th, President Obama signed into law S. 1359, The E-Warranty Act of 2015. The E-Warranty Act, was introduced by U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). This bill modernizes warranty requirements and allow manufacturers to save paper and printing costs by posting warranties online.
Press Releases 07/22/2015
Gardner and Peters Kick Off Discussions Aimed at Strengthening American Competitiveness
Press Releases 05/18/2015
Nelson Wants Congress to Make Sure Amtrak Crash Victims Not Wronged by Outdated Liability Cap
Press Releases 02/26/2015
Commerce Committee Approves Bipartisan Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act
The bill would allow employees or contractors to receive a portion of the monetary penalties resulting from an enforcement action.
Press Releases 02/25/2015
Nelson: Lawmakers must grapple with privacy questions raised by new surveillance technology
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said in a speech on the Senate floor today that the proliferation of software and spy devices poses a grave threat to consumers’ cellphone and Internet privacy, so much so that lawmakers are going to have to grapple with and find new ways to curb the increasing intrusions. Nelson also reiterated his call for a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) review of the latest such device to stir controversy, something called a StingRay, which lets police monitor thousands of he calls without a warrant. "It's time for us to stand up for the individual citizen of this country and their right to privacy," Nelson said in his speech.
Press Releases 02/20/2015
Commerce Committee Leaders: ‘Takata Must Do Everything Possible to Aid Federal Safety Regulators’
Statement on the Dept. of Transportation’s decision to fine Takata for failure to fully cooperate with a safety investigation
Press Releases 02/18/2015
Thune and Nelson Request Financial Management Documents from the National Science Foundation
According to the NSF inspector general, the agency lacked sufficient cost information to ensure that project construction budgets were a fair and reasonable cost billed to taxpayers.
Press Releases 02/5/2015
Rubio, Thune, and Nelson Introduce Legislation to Set a National Standard for Small Vessel Discharges
Rubio, Thune, and Nelson introduce S.373, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.
Press Releases 01/30/2015
After Another Takata Airbag-Related Death, Nelson, Blumenthal, Markey, Call on NHTSA Administrator to Provide Update on Recalls, Service Campaigns Related to Airbag Manufacturer
Press Releases 01/29/2015
Thune and Nelson Reintroduce Legislation to Incentivize Auto Industry Whistleblowers who Bring Serious Safety Defects to Light
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today reintroduced S. 304, the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act.
Press Releases 01/27/2015
Bipartisan Commerce Committee Letter asks President for TSA Nominee
Senators urge President Barack Obama to, “prioritize the formal nomination of a qualified, experienced, and dedicated individual to serve as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).”