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Linda Lord testifies for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Linda Lord testifies for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Published: 2013/07/18
Channel: American Library Association Washington Office
Investing in America’s Broadband Infrastructure, Senate Commerce Committee, May 3, 2017
Investing in America’s Broadband Infrastructure, Senate Commerce Committee, May 3, 2017
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: WordsmithFL
U.S. Senate Committee Hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
U.S. Senate Committee Hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
Published: 2017/05/05
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Senator Scott Questions FCC Nominee in Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Senator Scott Questions FCC Nominee in Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Published: 2013/06/18
Channel: Senator Tim Scott
Blair Westlake Testifies to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Blair Westlake Testifies to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Published: 2012/04/24
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - July 13, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - July 13, 2017
Published: 2017/07/13
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - June 15, 2016
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - June 15, 2016
Published: 2016/06/15
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United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Published: 2016/09/16
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Testifies Before Senate Science Committee, March 7, 2012
Neil deGrasse Tyson Testifies Before Senate Science Committee, March 7, 2012
Published: 2012/03/07
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Cantwell Opening Statement at Commerce Science and Transportation Committee Mark Up
Cantwell Opening Statement at Commerce Science and Transportation Committee Mark Up
Published: 2015/07/15
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing - July 25, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing - July 25, 2017
Published: 2017/07/25
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Tables turned: Scientist Judith Curry and Author Mark Steyn question, school Sen Markey on climate
Tables turned: Scientist Judith Curry and Author Mark Steyn question, school Sen Markey on climate
Published: 2015/12/08
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - July 12, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - July 12, 2017
Published: 2017/07/12
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Sen. Cruz's Statement after NASA Reauthorization Bill Passes Senate Commerce Committee
Published: 2016/09/21
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SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE HEARING ON SELF DRIVING CARS
SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE HEARING ON SELF DRIVING CARS
Published: 2016/05/10
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Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing
Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - March 29, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - March 29, 2017
Published: 2017/03/29
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - September 19, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - September 19, 2017
Published: 2017/09/19
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - May 18, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - May 18, 2017
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Senator Dan Sullivan
Senator Baldwin Questions Transportation Secretary Nominee Chao on Buy America
Senator Baldwin Questions Transportation Secretary Nominee Chao on Buy America
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Senator Tammy Baldwin
Phone call to U.S. Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Phone call to U.S. Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Published: 2015/01/21
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Impacts of Government Shutdown on Economic Security, Senate Science Committee, October 11, 2013
Impacts of Government Shutdown on Economic Security, Senate Science Committee, October 11, 2013
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: WordsmithFL
Senator Thune at Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing - 4.21.15
Senator Thune at Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing - 4.21.15
Published: 2015/04/21
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - September 15, 2016
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - September 15, 2016
Published: 2016/09/15
Channel: Senator Dan Sullivan
Senate Commerce Committee Round Table - Live from Dakota State University
Senate Commerce Committee Round Table - Live from Dakota State University
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: CommerceRepublicans
Thune at Commerce Subcommittee on Ports
Thune at Commerce Subcommittee on Ports
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: JohnThune
The Path from LEO to Mars, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Sept. 12, 2012
The Path from LEO to Mars, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Sept. 12, 2012
Published: 2012/09/12
Channel: WordsmithFL
Senator Thune welcomes Senator Chiesa to the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Senator Thune welcomes Senator Chiesa to the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Published: 2013/06/26
Channel: CommerceRepublicans
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Testifies Before Senate Science Committee, March 7, 2012
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Testifies Before Senate Science Committee, March 7, 2012
Published: 2012/03/07
Channel: WordsmithFL
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - January 11, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - January 11, 2017
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Senator Dan Sullivan
Senator Thune at Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Rail Safety Hearing
Senator Thune at Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Rail Safety Hearing
Published: 2013/06/19
Channel: JohnThune
At Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, Heitkamp Discusses Need to Improve Railroad Shipment in ND
At Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, Heitkamp Discusses Need to Improve Railroad Shipment in ND
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: SenatorHeidiHeitkamp
Federal Communications Commission Nominations Senate Hearing 7/19/17
Federal Communications Commission Nominations Senate Hearing 7/19/17
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: President Trump
Thune at Commerce on Forensic Science
Thune at Commerce on Forensic Science
Published: 2013/06/26
Channel: CommerceRepublicans
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson's remarks at Senate Commerce hearing on the future of our space program
Published: 2012/03/07
Channel: CommerceRepublicans
Senate Transportation Committee 7/14/2009
Senate Transportation Committee 7/14/2009
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: CalChannel-2
Thune Offers Remarks at Commerce Markup
Thune Offers Remarks at Commerce Markup
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: JohnThune
Senate Transportation Committee 3/29/2011
Senate Transportation Committee 3/29/2011
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: CalChannel-2
Thune: Why Americans Need a Long-Term Transportation Solution
Thune: Why Americans Need a Long-Term Transportation Solution
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: JohnThune
Senate Commerce Committee Markup on FCC Commissioners - August 2, 2017
Senate Commerce Committee Markup on FCC Commissioners - August 2, 2017
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: Senator Markey
Senator Johnson Speaking at the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Senator Johnson Speaking at the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Published: 2013/11/06
Channel: SenatorRonJohnson
Thune at Commerce on Vehicles of the Future
Thune at Commerce on Vehicles of the Future
Published: 2013/05/15
Channel: CommerceRepublicans
Thune at Commerce on Aviation Safety
Thune at Commerce on Aviation Safety
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: JohnThune
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exchange announcement senate commerce
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: IdahoReporter
Sen. Moran Discusses Aviation at Senate Commerce Committee Hearing
Sen. Moran Discusses Aviation at Senate Commerce Committee Hearing
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: Jerry Moran
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - May 17, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - May 17, 2017
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: Senator Dan Sullivan
Thune Opening Statement at Do-Not-Track Hearing
Thune Opening Statement at Do-Not-Track Hearing
Published: 2013/04/25
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - March 22, 2017
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing - March 22, 2017
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Senator Dan Sullivan
From Here to Mars, Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, April 9, 2014
From Here to Mars, Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, April 9, 2014
Published: 2014/04/15
Channel: WordsmithFL
Heller Stresses Economic Growth During Confirmation Hearing
Heller Stresses Economic Growth During Confirmation Hearing
Published: 2017/01/18
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The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is a standing committee of the United States Senate.[1] It is empowered with legislative oversight of the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, interstate commerce, communications, highways, aviation, rail, shipping, transportation security, oceans, fisheries, climate change, disasters, science, nonmilitary aeronautical and space sciences, sports, tourism, consumer issues, economic development, technology, competitiveness, product safety, insurance, and standards and measurement. The committee also has jurisdiction over coastal zone management, inland waterways (except construction), the Panama Canal and other interoceanic canals, and commerce aspects of Continental Shelf lands.[1]

The Committee is one of the largest in the Senate with 25 members in the 114th Congress. It is composed of seven subcommittees, and the Committee Chairman is Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and its Ranking Member is Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson is the only sitting Member of Congress who served as an astronaut.[2] The majority office is housed in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and the minority office is located in the Hart Senate Office Building.[1]

History[edit]

The Committee has its roots in the Committee on Commerce and Manufacturers, which served as a standing committee in the early-1800s. This committee was split in two in the 1820s and remained in this configuration until the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. Under the LRA, the number of standing committees was dramatically decreased to streamline increase congressional efficiency and increase institutional strength. As a result, the Committee on Commerce, the Committee on Manufactures, the Committee on Interstate Commerce, and the Committee on Interoceanic Canals were combined into the United States Senate Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. In 1977, as a part of widespread committee reorganization, the Committee renamed the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and given additional oversight jurisdiction over nonmilitary aeronautical and space sciences, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The original progenitors of this committee were:

Members, 115th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Source[3]

Subcommittees[edit]

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security   Roy Blunt (R-MO)   Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet   Roger Wicker (R-MS)   Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security   Jerry Moran (R-KS)   Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard   Dan Sullivan (R-AK)   Gary Peters (D-MI)
Space, Science and Competitiveness   Ted Cruz (R-TX)   Ed Markey (D-MA)
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security   Deb Fischer (R-NE)   Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Chairmen[edit]

Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, 1816–1825[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
William Hunter Federalist Rhode Island 1816–1817
Nathan Sanford Democratic-Republican New York 1817–1820
Mahlon Dickerson Democratic Republican New Jersey 1820–1825

Committee on Commerce, 1825–1947[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
James Lloyd National Republican Massachusetts 1825–1826
Josiah Johnston National Republican Louisiana 1826–1827
Levi Woodbury Democratic New Hampshire 1827–1831
John Forsyth Democratic Georgia 1831–1832
William R. King Democratic Alabama 1832–1833
Nathaniel Silsbee Whig Massachusetts 1833–1835
Robert Henry Goldsborough Whig Maryland 1835–1836
John Davis Whig Massachusetts 1836–1837
William R. King Democratic Alabama 1837–1841
Jabez Huntington Whig Connecticut 1841–1845
William Haywood Democratic North Carolina 1845–1846
John Adams Dix Democratic New York 1846–1849
Hannibal Hamlin Democratic Maine 1849–1856
Henry Dodge Democratic Wisconsin 1856–1857
Clement Claiborne Clay Democratic Alabama 1857–1861
Zachariah Chandler Republican Michigan 1861–1875
Roscoe Conkling Republican New York 1875–1879
John B. Gordon Democratic Georgia 1879–1880
Matt Ransom Democratic North Carolina 1880–1881
Samuel J. R. McMillan Republican Maine 1881–1887
William P. Frye Republican Maine 1887–1893
Matt Ransom Democratic North Carolina 1893–1895
William P. Frye Republican Maine 1895–1911
Knute Nelson Republican North Dakota 1911–1913
James P. Clarke Democratic Arkansas 1913–1916
Duncan U. Fletcher Democratic Florida 1916–1919
Wesley L. Jones Republican Washington 1919–1930
Hiram W. Johnson Republican California 1930–1933
Hubert D. Stephens Democratic Mississippi 1933–1935
Royal S. Copeland Democratic New York 1935–1939
Josiah W. Bailey Democratic North Carolina 1939–1947

Committee on Interstate Commerce, 1887–1947[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
Shelby M. Cullom Republican Illinois 1887–1893
Matthew Butler Democratic South Carolina 1893–1895
Shelby M. Cullom Republican Illinois 1895–1901
Stephen Elkins Republican West Virginia 1901–1911
Moses E. Clapp Republican Minnesota 1911–1913
Francis G. Newlands Democratic Nevada 1913–1917
Ellison D. Smith Democratic South Carolina 1917–1919
Albert B. Cummins Republican Iowa 1919–1924
Ellison D. Smith Democratic South Carolina 1924–1925
James E. Watson Republican Indiana 1925–1928
James Couzens Republican Michigan 1928–1933
Clarence C. Dill Democratic Washington 1933–1935
Burton K. Wheeler Democratic Montana 1935–1947

Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1947–1961[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
Wallace H. White, Jr. Republican Maine 1947–1949
Edwin C. Johnson Democratic Colorado 1949–1953
Charles W. Tobey Republican New Hampshire 1953
John W. Bricker Republican Ohio 1953–1955
Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Washington 1955–1961

Committee on Commerce, 1961–1977[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Washington 1961–1977

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 1977–present[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Washington 1977–1978
Howard W. Cannon Democratic Nevada 1978–1980
Bob Packwood Republican Oregon 1981–1985
John Danforth Republican Missouri 1985–1987
Ernest F. Hollings Democratic South Carolina 1987–1995
Larry Pressler Republican South Dakota 1995–1997
John McCain Republican Arizona 1997–2001
Ernest F. Hollings Democratic South Carolina 2001
John McCain Republican Arizona 2001
Ernest F. Hollings Democratic South Carolina 2001–2003
John McCain Republican Arizona 2003–2005
Ted Stevens Republican Alaska 2005–2007
Daniel K. Inouye Democratic Hawaii 2007–2009
Jay Rockefeller Democratic West Virginia 2009–2015
John Thune Republican South Dakota 2015–present

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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