Senate Commerce Committee

Senate Commerce Chairman Wicker Announces Subcommittees and Chairmen

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) announced the committee’s six subcommittees and the respective chairmen.

Sen Roger Wicker Named Chairman of the Commerce Committee

I thank my colleagues for their support in electing me chairman of the Commerce Committee. I would also like to thank Sen. John Thune, the committee’s former chairman, for his exemplary leadership these past four years.

Sen Hassan (D-NH) Leads Colleagues in Urging FCC to Maintain Focus on Maternal Health in Telehealth Pilot Program

Sen Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of her colleagues from the Commerce Committee in urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to maintain focus on maternal health as the Commission moves forward with its proposed Connected Care

What We Heard From Four FTC Nominees

The Senate Commerce Committee convened a hearing for the president’s nominees to serve as Federal Trade Commissioners:

Senate Commerce Committee Approves 16 Bills and Two Cabinet Nominations at First Markup of 115th Congress

The Senate Commerce Committee approved 16 bills and the nominations for Wilbur Ross to be Secretary of Commerce and Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation. The bills (all approved by voice vote) include:

Sen Thune Statement Ahead of FCC E-Rate Vote

Since [Federal Communications Commission] Chairman [Tom] Wheeler first announced his $5 billion Wi-Fi stimulus proposal, I have been concerned that he cannot realistically expect to pay for it without forcing Americans to pay more for communicatio