Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is a standing committee of the United States Senate in charge of all senate matters related to the following subjects: the United States Coast Guard and coastal zone management; communications; transportation and highway safety; inland waterways, except construction; interstate commerce; marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation; marine fisheries; merchant marine and navigation; non-military aeronautical and space sciences; oceans, weather, and atmospheric activities; the Panama Canal and other interoceanic canals; science, engineering, and technology research and development and policy; sports; standards and measurement; and transportation and commerce aspects of Continental Shelf lands.

It also studies and reviews matters relating to the regulation of consumer products and services, including testing related to toxic substances, other than pesticides, and except for credit, financial services, and housing, and the regulation of interstate common carriers, including railroads, buses, trucks, vessels, pipelines, and civil aviation.



Jay RockefellerDWV
Daniel K. InouyeDHI
John KerryDMA
Byron DorganDMD
Barbara BoxerDCA
Bill NelsonDFL
Maria CantwellDWA
Frank LautenbergDNJ
Mark PryorDAR
Claire McCaskillDMO
Amy KlobucharDMN
Tom UdallDNM
Mark WarnerDVA
Mark BegichDAK
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX
Olympia SnoweRME
John EnsignDNY
Jim DeMintRSC
John ThuneRSD
Roger WickerRMS
Johnny IsaksonRGA
David VitterRLA
Sam BrownbackDOH
Mel MartinezDNM
Mike JohannsRNE


Committee activities

Warren Bell appointment to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

In late December 2006, President George W. Bush made a recess appointment to install television sitcom producer Warren Bell on the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Bell had been nominated for the position in September 2006, but members of the Commerce Committee - including Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) - which confirms nominees to the CPB, had stalled his nomination. The recess appointment will last for a year unless Bell or another is permanently confirmed to the position. [1]

Bell had worked in television for 17 years, including his current position as the executive producer for "According to Jim." He has no public television experience. He has also written for the conservative publication National Review, including his description of himself as "thoroughly conservative in ways that strike horror into the hearts of my Hollywood colleagues." Bell has stated that he is "not an ideologue" and that he would keep his politics separate from his role as a board member. [2]

Previous membership

110th Congress (2007-2008)

Members of the
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

109th Congress (2005-2006)

Members of the
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation,
109th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

Articles and Resources

Wikipedia also has an article on Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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    Committee Web site

    • Majority staff office - (202) 224-1251
    • Minority staff office - (202) 224-0411