United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Background
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The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. It was created in an earlier form in 1816.[1]

Leadership

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is John Thune (R).

113th Congress

The committee chairman in the 113th Congress was John D. Rockefeller IV (D).[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was John D. Rockefeller IV (D).

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (11)Republican members (13)
Bill Nelson (Florida) Ranking MemberJohn Thune (South Dakota) Chairman
Maria Cantwell (Washington) Roger Wicker (Mississippi)
Claire McCaskill (Missouri) Roy Blunt (Missouri)
Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota) Marco Rubio (Florida)
Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire)
Brian Schatz (Hawaii) Dean Heller (Nevada)
Ed Markey (Massachusetts) Ted Cruz (Texas)
Cory Booker (New Jersey) Deb Fischer (North Dakota)
Tom Udall (New Mexico) Dan Sullivan (Alaska)
Joe Manchin (West Virginia) Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Gary Peters (Michigan) Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)
Cory Gardner (Colorado)
Steve Daines (Montana)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

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Subcommittees

Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (9)Republican members (10)
Maria Cantwell Ranking MemberKelly Ayotte Chairman
Amy Klobuchar Roger Wicker
Richard Blumenthal Roy Blunt
Brian Schatz Marco Rubio
Edward Markey Ted Cruz
Cory Booker Deb Fischer
Tom Udall Jerry Moran
Joe Manchin Dan Sullivan
Gary Peters Ron Johnson
Dean Heller

Communications, Technology, and the Internet

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (10)Republican members (12)
Brian Schatz Ranking MemberRoger Wicker Chairman
Maria Cantwell Roy Blunt
Claire McCaskill Marco Rubio
Amy Klobuchar Kelly Ayotte
Richard Blumenthal Ted Cruz
Edward Markey Deb Fischer
Cory Booker Jerry Moran
Tom Udall Dan Sullivan
Joe Manchin Ron Johnson
Gary Peters Dean Heller
Cory Gardner
Steve Daines

Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (6)Republican members (7)
Richard Blumenthal Ranking MemberJerry Moran Chairman
Claire McCaskill Roy Blunt
Amy Klobuchar Ted Cruz
Edward Markey Deb Fischer
Cory Booker Dean Heller
Tom Udall Cory Gardner
Steve Daines


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from “Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance” to “Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security”.[3]

Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (6)Republican members (6)
Cory Booker Ranking MemberMarco Rubio Chairman
Maria Cantwell Roger Wicker
Richard Blumenthal Kelly Ayotte
Ed Markey Ted Cruz
Brian Schatz Dan Sullivan
Gary Peters Ron Johnson

Space, Science, and Competitiveness

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (5)Republican members (6)
Gary Peters Ranking MemberTed Cruz Chairman
Ed Markey Marco Rubio
Cory Booker Jerry Moran
Tom Udall Dan Sullivan
Brian Schatz Cory Gardner
Steve Daines


Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from “Science and Space” to “Space, Science, and Competitiveness”.[3]

Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (8)Republican members (9)
Cory Booker Ranking MemberDeb Fischer Chairman
Maria Cantwell Roger Wicker
Claire McCaskill Roy Blunt
Amy Klobuchar Kelly Ayotte
Richard Blumenthal Jerry Moran
Brian Schatz Dan Sullivan
Ed Markey Ron Johnson
Tom Udall Dean Heller
Steve Daines

Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion

Note: This committee was not active in the 114th Congress.[3]

Jurisdiction

According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee includes the following:

  1. Coast Guard.
  2. Coastal zone management.
  3. Communications.
  4. Highway safety.
  5. Inland waterways, except construction.
  6. Interstate commerce.
  7. Marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation, including navigational aspects of deepwater ports.
  8. Marine fisheries.
  9. Merchant marine and navigation.
  10. Nonmilitary aeronautical and space sciences.
  11. Oceans, weather, and atmospheric activities.
  12. Panama Canal and interoceanic canals generally, except as provided in subparagraph (c).
  13. Regulation of consumer products and services, including testing related to toxic substances, other than pesticides, and except for credit, financial services, and housing.
  14. Regulation of interstate common carriers, including railroads, buses, trucks, vessels, pipelines, and civil aviation.
  15. Science, engineering, and technology research and development and policy.
  16. Sports.
  17. Standards and measurement.
  18. Transportation.
  19. Transportation and commerce aspects of Outer Continental Shelf lands.
  20. Such committee shall also study and review, on a comprehensive basis, all matters relating to science and technology, oceans policy, transportation, communications, and consumer affairs, and report thereon from time to time.
[4]

—U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation[5]

Contact

560 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-1251

See also

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