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116th Congress    }                                   {         Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session      }                                   {         116-24
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                     LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES REPORT

                                 OF THE

           COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION

                                 OF THE

                          UNITED STATES SENATE

                               during the

                     ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS

                              Pursuant to

                 Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the

                          United States Senate

                                     

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           COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION
                     One Hundred Sixteenth Congress
                             first session

                 ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi, Chairman
JOHN THUNE, South Dakota             MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
ROY BLUNT, Missouri                  AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota
TED CRUZ, Texas                      RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Connecticut
DEB FISCHER, Nebraska                BRIAN SCHATZ, Hawaii
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
DAN SULLIVAN, Alaska                 TOM UDALL, New Mexico
CORY GARDNER, Colorado               GARY PETERS, Michigan
MARSHA BLACKBURN, Tennessee          TAMMY BALDWIN, Wisconsin
SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia  TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Illinois
MIKE LEE, Utah                       JON TESTER, Montana
RON JOHNSON, Wisconsin               KYRSTEN SINEMA, Arizona
TODD C. YOUNG, Indiana               JACKY ROSEN, Nevada
RICK SCOTT, Florida

                     John P. Keast, Staff Director
                  Kim Lipsky, Minority Staff Director
           COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION
                     One Hundred Fifteenth Congress
                             first session

                   JOHN THUNE, South Dakota, Chairman
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi         BILL NELSON, Florida
ROY BLUNT, Missouri                  MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
TED CRUZ, Texas                      AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota
DEB FISCHER, Nebraska                RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Connecticut
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  BRIAN SCHATZ, Hawaii
DAN SULLIVAN, Alaska                 EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
DEAN HELLER, Nevada                  CORY A. BOOKER, New Jersey
JAMES INHOFE, Oklahoma               TOM UDALL, New Mexico
MIKE LEE, Utah                       GARY PETERS, Michigan
RON JOHNSON, Wisconsin               TAMMY BALDWIN, Wisconsin
SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia  TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Illinois
CORY GARDNER, Colorado               MARGARETWOODHASSAN,NewHampshire
TODD C. YOUNG, Indiana               CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, Nevada

                       Nick Rossi, Staff Director
                  Kim Lipsky, Minority Staff Director
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                             second session

                   JOHN THUNE, South Dakota, Chairman
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi         BILL NELSON, Florida
ROY BLUNT, Missouri                  MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
TED CRUZ, Texas                      AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota
DEB FISCHER, Nebraska                RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, Connecticut
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  BRIAN SCHATZ, Hawaii
DAN SULLIVAN, Alaska                 EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
DEAN HELLER, Nevada                  TOM UDALL, New Mexico
JAMES INHOFE, Oklahoma               GARY PETERS, Michigan
MIKE LEE, Utah                       TAMMY BALDWIN, Wisconsin
RON JOHNSON, Wisconsin               TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Illinois
SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia  MARGARETWOODHASSAN,NewHampshire
CORY GARDNER, Colorado               CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, Nevada
TODD C. YOUNG, Indiana               JON TESTER, Montana\1\

                       Nick Rossi, Staff Director
                  Kim Lipsky, Minority Staff Director

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    \1\Senator Jon Tester joined the Committee on January 9, 2018, 
following the departure of Senator Cory A. Booker, who served on the 
Committee from October 31, 2013, until January 8, 2018. 























                            C O N T E N T S

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Introduction:
    Summary......................................................     1
    Jurisdiction.................................................     1

A. Legislation
    Bills Referred to Committee..................................     3
    Resolutions Referred to Committee............................    25

B. Nominations
    Nominations by the Numbers...................................    27
    Hearings.....................................................    28

C. Full Committee
    Executive Sessions...........................................    32
    Hearings.....................................................    39

D. Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
    Activities...................................................    42
    Hearings.....................................................    43

E. Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and 
  the Internet
    Activities...................................................    44
    Hearings.....................................................    46

F. Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, 
  Insurance, and Data Security
    Activities...................................................    48
    Hearings.....................................................    49

G. Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
    Activities...................................................    51
    Hearings.....................................................    52

H. Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
    Activities...................................................    54
    Hearings.....................................................    55

I. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine 
  Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
    Activities...................................................    56
    Hearings.....................................................    58

J. Legislation and Oversight
    Activities...................................................    60
















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 LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, 
    AND TRANSPORTATION OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE DURING THE 115TH 
                                CONGRESS

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                 March 28, 2019.--Ordered to be printed

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      Mr. Wicker,\2\ from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation, submitted the following:

                    REPORT ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

                                Summary

    The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
conducted a legislative and oversight program during the 115th 
Congress. A total of 356 bills, 28 resolutions, 1,133 
nominations, including promotions, and 2,371 executive 
communications were referred to the Committee for 
consideration.
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    \2\Senator John Thune served as Chairman of the Committee during 
the 115th Congress. Chairman Thune began his tenure on January 8, 2015.
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    The Committee and its subcommittees held a total of 124 
public hearings, including 19 nominations hearings, during the 
115th Congress. The Committee also held 15 Executive Sessions 
and filed 69 Committee reports.
    Action was completed on a broad range of oversight, 
legislative, and executive matters. A total of 84 bills and 8 
resolutions were reported or discharged by the Committee. 
Notably, 21 of the reported or discharged bills were enacted as 
stand-alone measures; 15 of the reported or discharged bills 
were enacted, in whole or in part, as part of other 
legislation; and 30 of the bills referred to the Committee were 
considered and enacted, in whole or in part, as part of other 
legislation. In addition, seven of the reported or discharged 
resolutions were agreed to in the Senate.
    Members and staff made individual trips abroad and 
participated in conferences, further exercising the legislative 
oversight responsibilities of the Committee.

                              Jurisdiction

    Pursuant to Rule XXV(1)(f)(1) of the Standing Rules of the 
United States Senate, all proposed legislation, messages, 
petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the 
following subjects are 
referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation:

        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) of Rule XXV(1).
        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.
                             A. Legislation


                      BILLS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE

Bills:
    Referred to Committee.........................................   356
    Original measures from Committee..............................     0
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................   356
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                        ________________________________________________
    Reported/discharged (*).......................................    84
    Reported/discharged and enacted as stand-alone measure (**)...    21
    Reported/discharged and enacted, in whole or in part, as part 
      of other legislation (* )...................................    16
    Enacted, in whole or in part, as part of other legislation ( )    30

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                Number                                            Title as introduced
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H.R. 200*                              To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to
                                        provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen,
                                        and for other purposes.
H.R. 255**                             To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial
                                        programs for women. (P.L. 115-6)
H.R. 276                               To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in
                                        American Samoa.
H.R. 288                               To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access
                                        service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than
                                        compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements.
H.R. 290                               To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater
                                        transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal
                                        Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
H.R. 321**                             To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science,
                                        technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and
                                        outreach. (P.L. 115-7)
H.R. 423                               To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the
                                        prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller
                                        identification information, and for other purposes.
H.R. 460                               To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice
                                        communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination
                                        among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications.
H.R. 555                               To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as
                                        to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land
                                        use restrictions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 582**                             To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone
                                        systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate
                                        a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or
                                        post-fix, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-127)
H.R. 588                               To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a study on
                                        network resiliency during times of emergency, and for other purposes.
H.R. 590*                              To foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy
                                        technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such
                                        technologies.
H.R. 599                               To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting
                                        obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve
                                        congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.
H.R. 665                               To modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by
                                        requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security
                                        strategies, and for other purposes.
H.R. 876                               To reform programs of the Transportation Security Administration, and for
                                        other purposes.
H.R. 1093                              To require the Federal Railroad Administration to provide appropriate
                                        congressional notice of comprehensive safety assessments conducted with
                                        respect to intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation.
H.R. 1309                              To streamline the office and term of the Administrator of the
                                        Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1353                              To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain additional
                                        information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year
                                        technology investment plan of the Transportation Security
                                        Administration.
H.R. 1726                              To amend title 14, United States Code, to improve the organization of
                                        such title and to incorporate certain transfers and modifications into
                                        such title, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2083                              To allow for the taking of pinnipeds on the Columbia River and its
                                        tributaries to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and
                                        other nonlisted fish species.
H.R. 2105                              To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and
                                        Technology to disseminate guidance to help reduce small business
                                        cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2132                              To require the implementation of a redress process and review of the
                                        Transportation Security Administration's intelligence-based screening
                                        rules for aviation security, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2258                              To require that certain standards for commercial driver's licenses
                                        applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also
                                        apply to current members of the armed services or reserves.
H.R. 2547                              To expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who
                                        may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and
                                        issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor
                                        vehicle, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2809                              To amend title 51, United States Code, to provide for the authorization
                                        and supervision of nongovernmental space activities, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 2910                              To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of
                                        certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 3101                              To enhance cybersecurity information sharing and coordination at ports in
                                        the United States, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3328                              To require a study regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba's
                                        airports, require the standardization of Federal Air Marshal Service
                                        agreements, require efforts to raise international aviation security
                                        standards, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3388                              To amend title 49, United States Code, regarding the authority of the
                                        National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over highly automated
                                        vehicles, to provide safety measures for such vehicles, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 3397                              To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education
                                        research focused on early childhood.
H.R. 3669                              To improve and streamline security procedures related to general aviation
                                        and commercial charter air carrier utilizing risk-based security
                                        standards, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3994                              To establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, and for
                                        other purposes.
H.R. 4176                              To strengthen air cargo security, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4254**                            To amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to
                                        strengthen the aerospace workforce pipeline by the promotion of Robert
                                        Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and National Aeronautics and Space
                                        Administration internship and fellowship opportunities to women, and for
                                        other purposes. (P.L. 115-303)
H.R. 4323*                             To promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and
                                        scientific research, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4375                              To provide for a study on broadening participation in certain National
                                        Science Foundation research and education programs, to collect data on
                                        Federal research grants to science agencies, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4467*                             To require the Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based
                                        strategies, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4559*                             To conduct a global aviation security review, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4561                              To provide for third party testing of transportation security screening
                                        technology, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4577                              To establish a working group to determine ways to develop a domestic
                                        canine breeding network to produce high quality explosives detection
                                        canines, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4881                              To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task
                                        force for reviewing the connectivity and technology needs of precision
                                        agriculture in the United States.
H.R. 4921**                            To require the Surface Board of Transportation to implement certain
                                        recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of
                                        Transportation. (P.L. 115-269)
H.R. 4925                              To require the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration to
                                        implement certain recommendations for management and collection of
                                        railroad safety data.
H.R. 4986                              To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize appropriations for
                                        the Federal Communications Commission, to provide for certain procedural
                                        changes to the rules of the Commission to maximize opportunities for
                                        public participation and efficient decisionmaking, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 5081                              To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the
                                        Transportation Security Administration the Surface Transportation
                                        Security Advisory Committee, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5086                              To require the Director of the National Science Foundation to develop an
                                        I-Corps course to support commercialization-ready innovation companies,
                                        and for other purposes.
H.R. 5089                              To improve threat information sharing, integrated operations, and law
                                        enforcement training for transportation security, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 5131                              To improve the effectiveness of Federal efforts to identify and address
                                        homeland security risks to surface transportation, secure against
                                        vehicle-based attacks, and conduct a feasibility assessment of
                                        introducing new security technologies and measures, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 5345                              To designate the Marshall Space Flight Center of the National Aeronautics
                                        and Space Administration to provide leadership for the U.S. rocket
                                        propulsion industrial base, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5346                              To amend title 51, United States Code, to provide for licenses and
                                        experimental permits for space support vehicles, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5509**                            To direct the National Science Foundation to provide grants for research
                                        about STEM education approaches and the STEM-related workforce, and for
                                        other purposes. (P.L. 115-402)
H.R. 5709                              To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties
                                        for pirate radio, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5730                              To require testing and evaluation of advanced transportation security
                                        screening technologies related to the mission of the Transportation
                                        Security Administration, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5766                              To improve the security of public areas of transportation facilities, and
                                        for other purposes.
H.R. 6227                              To provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum
                                        research and development for the economic and national security of the
                                        United States. (P.L. 115-368)
H.R. 6229                              To authorize the programs of the National Institute of Standards and
                                        Technology, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6265                              To ensure that only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler
                                        program use Transportation Security Administration security screening
                                        lanes designated for trusted travelers, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6459                              To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a strategy to
                                        diversify the technology stakeholder marketplace regarding the
                                        acquisition by the Transportation Security Administration of security
                                        screening technologies, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6461                              To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish in the Transportation
                                        Security Administration a National Deployment Office, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3                                   To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit pyramid promotional
                                        schemes to ensure that compensation is not based upon recruitment of
                                        participants into a plan or operation, but instead based primarily on
                                        sales to individuals who use, resell, or consume the products or
                                        services sold, protect participants, prohibit inventory loading, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 7**                                 To amend title 51, United States Code, to extend the authority of the
                                        National Aeronautics and Space Administration to enter into leases of
                                        non-excess property of the Administration. (P.L. 115-403)
S. 19*                         To provide opportunities for broadband investment, and for other
                                        purposes. (P.L. 115-141)
S. 42                                  To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science,
                                        technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and
                                        outreach.
S. 53                                  To authorize and strengthen the tsunami detection, forecast, warning,
                                        research, and mitigation program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
                                        Administration, and for other purposes.
S. 61*                         To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105-384 and
                                        for other purposes. (P.L. 115-384)
S. 74                                  To improve the ability of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
                                        Administration, the Coast Guard, and coastal States to sustain healthy
                                        ocean and coastal ecosystems by maintaining and sustaining their
                                        capabilities relating to oil spill preparedness, prevention, response,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 81*                                 To establish an advisory office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection
                                        of the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud targeting seniors, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 83                                  To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial
                                        programs for women.
S. 88*                                 To ensure appropriate spectrum planning and interagency coordination to
                                        support the Internet of Things.
S. 89*                                 To amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only
                                        operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials
                                        requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural
                                        alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are
                                        not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes.
S. 96**                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice
                                        communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination
                                        among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications.
                                        (P.L. 115-129)
S. 102*                                To direct the Federal Communications Commission to commence proceedings
                                        related to the resiliency of critical communications networks during
                                        times of emergency, and for other purposes.
S. 110*                                To require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of
                                        the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a
                                        constituent-driven program to provide a digital information platform
                                        capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support
                                        tools, training, and best practices and to support collection of
                                        priority coastal geospatial data to inform and improve local, State,
                                        regional, and Federal capacities to manage the coastal region, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 118*                                To make exclusive the authority of the Federal Government to regulate the
                                        labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in
                                        interstate or foreign commerce, and for other purposes.
S. 123*                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone
                                        systems to have a default configuration that permits users to directly
                                        initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code,
                                        prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes.
S. 129*                                To reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 134*                                To expand the prohibition on misleading or inaccurate caller
                                        identification information, and for other purposes.
S. 141*                                To improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 153                                 To ensure reliable observation of hurricanes.
S. 161                                 To improve hurricane forecasting and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-25)
S. 168*                        To amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of
                                        Transportation. (P.L. 115-282)
S. 171*                        To reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
                                        Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, to reauthorize
                                        the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other
                                        purposes. (P.L. 115-282)
S. 174*                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting
                                        obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve
                                        congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.
S. 212                                 To provide for the development of a United States strategy for greater
                                        human space exploration, and for other purposes.
S. 228                                 To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access
                                        service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than
                                        compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 272                                 To enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security
                                        Administration and the stability of the transportation security
                                        workforce by applying a unified personnel system under title 5, United
                                        States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration
                                        who are responsible for screening passengers and property, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 277                                 To establish a Rural Telecommunications and Broadband Advisory Committee
                                        within the Federal Communications Commission.
S. 320                                 To require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish annual
                                        performance objectives and to hold the Chief NextGen Officer accountable
                                        for meeting such objectives.
S. 338                                 To protect scientific integrity in Federal research and policymaking, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 374*                                To enable concrete masonry products manufacturers to establish, finance,
                                        and carry out a coordinated program of research, education, and
                                        promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets for concrete masonry
                                        products.
S. 396*                                To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation
                                        statutes, and for other purposes.
S. 399                                 To establish the United States Chief Manufacturing Officer in the
                                        Executive Office of the President with the responsibility of developing
                                        a national manufacturing strategy to revitalize the manufacturing
                                        sector, spur economic growth, and expand United States competitiveness,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 421                                 To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to protect low-income Lifeline
                                        subscribers by mandating a continuing role for States in designating
                                        eligible telecommunications carriers for participation in the Universal
                                        Service program, and for other purposes.
S. 471                                 To preserve State authority to regulate air carriers providing air
                                        ambulance service.
S. 515                                 To require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list
                                        of all employers that relocate a call center overseas, to make such
                                        companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to
                                        require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging
                                        in customer service communications, and for other purposes.
S. 547                                 To prevent mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors in
                                        the United States, to promote efforts to increase public awareness of
                                        the enormous impact that mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud have on
                                        seniors, to educate the public, seniors, their families, and their
                                        caregivers about how to identify and combat fraudulent activity, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 564                                 To repeal debt collection amendments made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of
                                        2015, and for other purposes.
S. 570                                 To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather
                                        research through a focused program of investment on affordable and
                                        attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling
                                        capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting
                                        and prediction of high impact weather events, to expand commercial
                                        opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes.
                                        (P.L. 115-25)
S. 572                                 To require the Secretary of Commerce to study the coverage gaps of the
                                        Next Generation Weather Radar of the National Weather Service and to
                                        develop a plan for improving radar coverage and hazardous weather
                                        detection and forecasting, and for other purposes.
S. 596                                 To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to
                                        prescribe regulations establishing minimum standards for space for
                                        passengers on passenger aircraft, and for other purposes.
S. 631                                 To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to provide guidance
                                        and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems
                                        into United States airspace, and for other purposes.
S. 645*                                To require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and
                                        analysis of the effects of broadband deployment and adoption on the
                                        economy of the United States, and for other purposes.
S. 679                                 To require the disclosure of information relating to cyberattacks on
                                        aircraft systems and maintenance and ground support systems for
                                        aircraft, to identify and address cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the
                                        United States commercial aviation system, and for other purposes.
S. 680                                 To protect consumers from security and privacy threats to their motor
                                        vehicles, and for other purposes.
S. 698                                 To establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from
                                        landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 701                                 To improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing by
                                        designating and supporting manufacturing communities.
S. 742                                 To promote competition, to preserve the ability of local governments to
                                        provide broadband capability and services, and for other purposes.
S. 754*                                To support meeting our Nation's growing cybersecurity workforce needs by
                                        expanding the cybersecurity education pipeline. (P.L. 115-91)
S. 755                                 To amend the Pilot's Bill of Rights to facilitate appeals, to limit the
                                        reexamination of airman certificates, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-
                                        254)
S. 756**                               To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international
                                        action to reduce marine debris, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-391)
S. 763*                                To improve surface and maritime transportation security.
S. 770**                               To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and
                                        Technology to disseminate resources to help reduce small business
                                        cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-236)
S. 793*                                To prohibit sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.
S. 875*                                To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a
                                        study and submit a report on filing requirements under the Universal
                                        Service Fund programs.
S. 878                                 To establish privacy protections for customers of broadband Internet
                                        access service and other telecommunications services.
S. 911                                 To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to
                                        issue an order with respect to secondary cockpit barriers, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 928                                 To prohibit, as an unfair or deceptive act or practice, commercial sexual
                                        orientation conversion therapy, and for other purposes.
S. 947                                 To protect passengers on flights in air transportation from being denied
                                        boarding involuntarily, and for other purposes.
S. 958                                 To authorize Federal agencies to establish prize competitions for
                                        innovation or adaptation management development relating to coral reef
                                        ecosystems, and for other purposes.
S. 964                                 To protect broadband users from unfair or deceptive practices relating to
                                        privacy or data security, and for other purposes.
S. 965                                 To improve passenger vessel security and safety, and for other purposes.
S. 993                                 To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying
                                        broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and
                                        from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service.
S. 1015*                               To require the Federal Communications Commission to study the feasibility
                                        of designating a simple, easy-to-remember dialing code to be used for a
                                        national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system.
S. 1037                                To prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and
                                        proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1057*                               To amend the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of
                                        1998 to address harmful algal blooms, and for other purposes.
S. 1092*                               To protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives
                                        interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions.
S. 1096*                       To amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of
                                        Transportation, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-91)
S. 1100                                To amend title 46, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for
                                        the program to provide assistance for small shipyards and maritime
                                        communities through fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes.
S. 1104                                To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a
                                        methodology for the collection by the Commission of information about
                                        commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1110                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for private lactation
                                        areas in the terminals of large and medium hub airports, and for other
                                        purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 1119                                To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for the
                                        Federal Maritime Commission, and for other purposes.
S. 1129*                       To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.
                                        (P.L. 115-282)
S. 1164                                To protect consumers from deceptive practices with respect to online
                                        booking of hotel reservations, and for other purposes.
S. 1167                                To require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to
                                        evaluate and consider revising regulations relating to emergency medical
                                        equipment requirements for passenger aircraft. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 1186                                To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to designate certain
                                        entities as centers of excellence for domestic maritime workforce
                                        training and education, and for other purposes.
S. 1213                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to post a copy of the most
                                        recent response plan for each onshore oil pipeline on a publicly
                                        accessible website.
S. 1233                                To improve the efficiency and reliability of rail transportation by
                                        reforming the Surface Transportation Board, and for other purposes.
S. 1244                                To extend the authorization of appropriations for additional funds for
                                        the essential air service program.
S. 1253                                To improve the coordination and use of geospatial data.
S. 1269                                To require the Office of Pipeline Safety to consult with the
                                        Environmental Protection Agency or the Coast Guard in the event the
                                        Federal on-scene coordinator has concerns about the ability of a
                                        pipeline operator to respond to a worst case discharge.
S. 1272                                To preserve State, local, and tribal authorities and private property
                                        rights with respect to unmanned aircraft systems, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1273                                To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, relating to average
                                        fuel economy standards for automobiles.
S. 1314                                To amend the Natural Gas Act to bolster fairness and transparency in
                                        consideration of interstate natural gas pipelines, to provide for
                                        greater public input opportunities, and for other purposes.
S. 1318                                To protect the rights of passengers with disabilities in air
                                        transportation, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 1320                                To reform apportionments to general aviation airports under the airport
                                        improvement program, to improve project delivery at certain airports,
                                        and to designate certain airports as disaster relief airports, and for
                                        other purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 1322*                               To establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the
                                        awarding of fisheries research and development grants, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1323                                To preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program
                                        dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial
                                        fishermen, and for other purposes.
S. 1345                                To enhance interstate commerce by creating a national hiring standard for
                                        motor carriers, and for other purposes.
S. 1373                                To designate the Gulf of Mexico Alliance as a Regional Coordination
                                        Partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 1377                                To remove the limitation on certain amounts for which large non-rural
                                        hospitals may be reimbursed under the Healthcare Connect Fund of the
                                        Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
S. 1393**                              To streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and
                                        veterans receive commercial driver's licenses. (P.L. 115-105)
S. 1394                                To apply the medical certification standards of the Federal Aviation
                                        Administration to operators of air balloons.
S. 1396                                To require that certain standards for commercial driver's licenses
                                        applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also
                                        apply to current members of the armed services or reserves.
S. 1405*                       To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for
                                        the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-
                                        254)
S. 1410                                To further the development of unmanned aircraft system technology through
                                        investing in additional research, building a trained workforce, and
                                        establishing working groups to address near-term and long-term
                                        challenges, and for other purposes.
S. 1418                                To establish protections for passengers in air transportation, and for
                                        other purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 1423                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule
                                        relating to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger
                                        operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air
                                        carriers, and for other purposes.
S. 1425*                               To reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of
                                        2009, and for other purposes.
S. 1426*                       To amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to expand the
                                        purposes of the corporation, to designate the United States Center for
                                        Safe Sport, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-126)
S. 1432                                To prevent the Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Registry Office
                                        from closing during a Government shutdown.
S. 1442                                To establish United States policy for the Arctic region for the next 10
                                        years, and for other purposes.
S. 1450                                To prohibit cell phone voice communications during passenger flights.
S. 1451                                To facilitate and promote innovative approaches to railroad safety, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 1475                                To provide for the identification and documentation of best practices for
                                        cyber hygiene by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 1502                                To improve passenger vessel security and safety, and for other purposes.
S. 1506                                To improve the handling of instances of sexual harassment, dating
                                        violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking at the United
                                        States Merchant Marine Academy, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-232)
S. 1520**                              To expand recreational fishing opportunities through enhanced marine
                                        fishery conservation and management, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-
                                        405)
S. 1532**                              To disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an
                                        individual who uses a commercial motor vehicle in committing a felony
                                        involving human trafficking. P(P.L. 115-106)
S. 1534                                To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as
                                        to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land
                                        use restrictions, and for other purposes.
S. 1536**                              To designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and to expand the
                                        scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
                                        Administration's outreach and education program to include human
                                        trafficking prevention activities, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-99)
S. 1561                                To repeal the Jones Act restrictions on coastwise trade, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1586*                               To require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update
                                        periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the
                                        National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of
                                        the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
S. 1605                                To improve the response to sexual assault and sexual harassment on board
                                        aircraft operated in passenger air transportation, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1621*                               To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a
                                        methodology for the collection by the Commission of information about
                                        commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1623                                To increase the maximum penalty for unfair and deceptive practices
                                        relating to advertising of the costs of air transportation.
S. 1626                                To improve the safety of the air supply on commercial aircraft, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1632                                To establish an additional fund in the Treasury to meet existing
                                        statutory obligations to reimburse costs reasonably incurred as a result
                                        of the reorganization of broadcast television spectrum, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1634                                To require auto dealers to fix outstanding safety recalls before selling
                                        or leasing a used passenger motor vehicle.
S. 1666                                To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all
                                        new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert
                                        system, and for other purposes.
S. 1668**                              To rename a waterway in the State of New York as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr.
                                        Channel''. (P.L. 115-260)
S. 1682                                To facilitate a national pipeline of spectrum for commercial use, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1684                                To establish a position of Science Laureate of the United States, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1686                                To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to
                                        provide for management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1693*                       To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of
                                        that Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users
                                        of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil
                                        law relating to sex trafficking. (P.L. 115-164)
S. 1702                                To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation by
                                        sea lions on endangered Columbia River salmon and other species not
                                        listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.
S. 1733                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to revise regulations relating
                                        to oversold flights to prohibit the forcible removal of passengers from
                                        such flights, and for other purposes.
S. 1747                                To authorize research and recovery activities to provide for the
                                        protection, conservation, and recovery of the Florida manatee, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1748                                To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to
                                        promote sustainable conservation and management for the Gulf of Mexico
                                        and South Atlantic fisheries and the communities that rely on them, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 1768**                              To reauthorize and amend the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction
                                        Program, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-307)
S. 1779                                To repeal certain provisions of the Federal Switchblade Act to allow
                                        domestic manufacturers to ship and sell their products to buyers located
                                        in other States and to permit the importation of certain knife parts.
S. 1785                                To prohibit the implementation of a policy change to permit small, non-
                                        locking knives on passenger aircraft.
S. 1809                                To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish the Strengthening
                                        Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Challenge Grant
                                        Program to promote technological innovation in our Nation's cities.
S. 1815                                To require data brokers to establish procedures to ensure the accuracy of
                                        collected personal information, and for other purposes.
S. 1872*                       To authorize the programs of the Transportation Security Administration
                                        relating to transportation security, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-
                                        254)
S. 1883                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to publish a final rule to
                                        provide for the screening, testing, and treatment for sleep disorders of
                                        individuals operating commercial vehicles.
S. 1885*                               To support the development of highly automated vehicle safety
                                        technologies, and for other purposes.
S. 1896*                       To amend section 8331 of title 5, United States Code, and the Fair Labor
                                        Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the treatment of availability pay for
                                        Federal air marshals and criminal investigators of the Transportation
                                        Security Administration, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 1900                                To require all persons who acquire, maintain, or use personal information
                                        to have in effect reasonable cybersecurity protections and practices
                                        whenever acquiring, maintaining, or using personal information in
                                        commerce, and for other purposes.
S. 1904                                To promote the use of smart technologies and systems in communities, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 1915                                To provide for the development and use of technology for personalized
                                        handguns, to require that all handguns manufactured or sold in, or
                                        imported into, the United States incorporate such technology, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 1950                                To require the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress a
                                        report on promoting broadband Internet access service for veterans.
S. 1965*                               To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural
                                        practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and
                                        traditional mammoth ivory products, and for other purposes.
S. 1968                                To direct the National Science Foundation to award grants to encourage
                                        young girls to participate in computer science and other STEM
                                        activities, and for other purposes.
S. 1971                                To provide air carriers with access to information about applicants to be
                                        pilots from the National Driver Register, and for other purposes. (P.L.
                                        115-254)
S. 2020*                               To establish a voluntary program to identify and promote Internet-
                                        connected products that meet industry-leading cybersecurity and data
                                        security standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies,
                                        procedures, and processes.
S. 2023                                To require a study regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba's
                                        airports, require the standardization of Federal Air Marshal Service
                                        agreements, require efforts to raise international aviation security
                                        standards, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 2061                                To further deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1 services to enhance and
                                        upgrade the Nation's 9-1-1 systems, and for other purposes.
S. 2083                                To enhance cybersecurity information sharing and coordination at ports in
                                        the United States, and for other purposes.
S. 2100                                To prohibit the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals
                                        under the age of 21.
S. 2128                                To improve the coordination and use of geospatial data. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 2150                                To improve requirements for entering into commerce of imitation firearms,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 2179                                To protect consumers by requiring reasonable security policies and
                                        procedures to protect data containing personal information, and to
                                        provide for nationwide notice in the event of a breach of security.
S. 2187                                To establish a regulatory framework for the comprehensive protection of
                                        personal data for individuals under the aegis of the Federal Trade
                                        Commission, to amend the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of
                                        1998 to improve provisions relating to collection, use, and disclosure
                                        of personal information of children, and for other purposes.
S. 2200**                              To reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System, and
                                        for other purposes. (P.L. 115-423)
S. 2202*                       To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for
                                        the National Transportation Safety Board, and for other purposes. (P.L.
                                        115-254)
S. 2210                                To ensure the Chief Information Office of the Federal Communications
                                        Commission has a significant role in decisions related to information
                                        technology, and for other purposes.
S. 2217                                To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish the Federal Advisory
                                        Committee on the Development and Implementation of Artificial
                                        Intelligence, and for other purposes.
S. 2219                                To reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused by
                                        underride crashes, to improve motor carrier and passenger motor vehicle
                                        safety, and for other purposes.
S. 2220                                To provide for the development, construction and operation of a backup to
                                        the Global Positioning System, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-282)
S. 2229                                To direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of
                                        the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to conduct coastal
                                        community vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 2234                                To require the Federal Trade Commission to develop cybersecurity
                                        resources for consumer education and awareness regarding the purchase
                                        and use of devices that are part of the Internet of Things, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 2242*                               To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to clarify the
                                        authority of the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
                                        Administration with respect to post-storm assessments, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2244                                To create opportunities for women in the aviation industry. (P.L. 115-
                                        254)
S. 2264                                To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to
                                        add Rhode Island to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 2331                                To extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet
                                        in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for
                                        discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.
S. 2343*                               To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task
                                        force for meeting the connectivity and technology needs of precision
                                        agriculture in the United States.
S. 2348                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in
                                        American Samoa. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 2360                                To provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2369*                               To authorize aboriginal subsistence whaling pursuant to the regulations
                                        of the International Whaling Commission, and for other purposes.
S. 2418*                               To direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations
                                        that establish a national standard for determining whether mobile and
                                        broadband services available in rural areas are reasonably comparable to
                                        those services provided in urban areas.
S. 2422                                To require a study on the health impacts of air traffic noise and
                                        pollution.
S. 2472                                To reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2506                                To establish an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program.
                                        (P.L. 115-254)
S. 2510                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure Internet openness, to
                                        prohibit blocking of lawful content, applications, services, and non-
                                        harmful devices, to prohibit impairment or degradation of lawful
                                        Internet traffic, to limit the authority of the Federal Communications
                                        Commission and to preempt State law with respect to Internet openness
                                        obligations, to provide that broadband Internet access service shall be
                                        considered to be an information service, and for other purposes.
S. 2511**                              To require the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to
                                        carry out a program on coordinating the assessment and acquisition by
                                        the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of unmanned maritime
                                        systems, to make available to the public data collected by the
                                        Administration using such systems, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-
                                        394)
S. 2520                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal
                                        Communications Commission to ensure just and reasonable charges for
                                        inmate telephone and advanced communications services.
S. 2536                                To make daylight savings time permanent for the State of Florida, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 2537                                To make daylight savings time permanent, and for other purposes.
S. 2556                                To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to
                                        promulgate regulations to prohibit the storage of live animals in
                                        overhead compartments of airplanes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 2576                                To require the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a proceeding
                                        to determine whether certain activities by licensees of the Commission
                                        are undertakings under division A of subtitle III of title 54, United
                                        States Code, or major Federal actions under the National Environmental
                                        Policy Act of 1969.
S. 2612                                To provide for the establishment of clean technology consortia to enhance
                                        the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States by
                                        promoting domestic development, manufacture, and deployment of clean
                                        technologies, and for other purposes.
S. 2623                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify hours of service
                                        requirements to include all fish in the definition of ``agricultural
                                        commodity'', and for other purposes.
S. 2639                                To require the Federal Trade Commission to establish privacy protections
                                        for customers of online edge providers, and for other purposes.
S. 2640                                To require operators that provide online and similar services to
                                        educational agencies, institutions, or programs to protect the privacy
                                        and security of personally identifiable information, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2650                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to add definitions for the terms
                                        ``common carrier'' and ``personal operator'', and for other purposes.
S. 2651                                To promote competition and help consumers save money by giving them the
                                        freedom to choose where they buy prescription pet medications, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 2666                                To improve assistance provided by the Hollings Manufacturing Extension
                                        Partnership to small manufacturers in the defense industrial supply
                                        chain on matters relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
S. 2694                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to lengthen the statute of
                                        limitations for enforcing robocall violations, and for other purposes.
S. 2705                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the
                                        prohibition on inaccurate caller identification information and to
                                        require providers of telephone service to offer technology to
                                        subscribers to reduce the incidence of unwanted telephone calls and text
                                        messages, and for other purposes.
S. 2717*                       To reauthorize provisions relating to the Maritime Administration. (P.L.
                                        115-232)
S. 2728                                To protect the privacy of users of social media and other online
                                        platforms.
S. 2738                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to require air carrier passengers
                                        with service animals to adhere to a standard of service animal behavior
                                        training.
S. 2740                                To authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to
                                        establish a Climate Change Education Program, and for other purposes.
S. 2764*                               To amend and enhance the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection
                                        Act to improve the conservation of sharks, and for other purposes.
S. 2773*                               To improve the management of driftnet fishing.
S. 2783                                To improve the resilience of the built and natural environment to natural
                                        disasters and climate change using, among other measures, natural and
                                        nature-based features, and for other purposes.
S. 2792                                To modernize training programs at aviation maintenance technician
                                        schools. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 2806                                To establish the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence,
                                        and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-232)
S. 2812                                To improve consumer protections for customers of air ambulance operators,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 2842*                               To prohibit the marketing of bogus opioid treatment programs or products.
S. 2844*                               To require the Surface Transportation Board to implement certain
                                        recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of
                                        Transportation.
S. 2848*                       To improve Department of Transportation controlled substances and alcohol
                                        testing, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-271)
S. 2853                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure Internet openness, to
                                        prohibit blocking lawful content and non-harmful devices, to prohibit
                                        throttling data, to prohibit paid prioritization, to require
                                        transparency of network management practices, to provide that broadband
                                        shall be considered to be an information service, and to prohibit the
                                        Commission or a State commission from relying on section 706 of the
                                        Telecommunications Act of 1996 as a grant of authority.
S. 2859                                To provide for the use of passenger facility charge revenue to enhance
                                        security at airports and to make projects for the installation of
                                        security cameras eligible for the airport improvement program.
S. 2861*                               To prosecute, as a Federal crime, the assault or intimidation of a
                                        passenger train crew member to the same extent as such actions against
                                        aircraft crew members are prosecuted.
S. 2932                                To strengthen protections relating to the online collection, use, and
                                        disclosure of personal information of children and minors, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2935                                To prioritize and support the Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS)
                                        program for flight crewmembers and the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol
                                        Program (FADAP) for flight attendants, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-
                                        254)
S. 2938                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify provisions relating
                                        to hours of service requirements with respect to transportation of
                                        livestock and insects, and for other purposes.
S. 2941*                               To improve the Cooperative Observer Program of the National Weather
                                        Service, and for other purposes.
S. 2951                                To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program
                                        for projects to strengthen and protect vulnerable infrastructure used
                                        during mass evacuations, and for other purposes.
S. 2955                                To reform the Mobility Fund Phase II challenge process conducted by the
                                        Federal Communications Commission.
S. 2957                                To amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts
                                        under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve
                                        Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2958                                To require the Federal Communications Commission to make the provision of
                                        Wi-Fi access on school buses eligible for E-rate support.
S. 2959                                To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish the Office
                                        of Rural Broadband, and for other purposes.
S. 2965                                To amend the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 to give
                                        Americans the option to delete personal information collected by
                                        internet operators as a result of the person's internet activity prior
                                        to age 13.
S. 2973                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of a covered
                                        service to provide location information concerning the
                                        telecommunications device of a user of such service to an investigative
                                        or law enforcement officer or an employee or other agent of a public
                                        safety answering point in an emergency situation involving risk of death
                                        or serious physical harm or in order to respond to the user's call for
                                        emergency services.
S. 2977                                To secure the technological edge of the United States in civil and
                                        military aviation.
S. 2983                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to improve the essential air
                                        service program.
S. 2992                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to publish a notice of
                                        proposed rulemaking concerning seat belts on school buses, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3010                                To amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
                                        Organization Act to provide for necessary payments from the Spectrum
                                        Relocation Fund for costs of spectrum research and development and
                                        planning activities.
S. 3019                                To amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act to require that Federal and
                                        State mandated information declarations and labeling requirements
                                        applicable to the chemical composition of, and radiation emitted by,
                                        consumer products meet minimum scientific standards to deliver accurate
                                        and clear information, and for other purposes.
S. 3026                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to require air carriers to
                                        disclose the date and location of the most recent aircraft maintenance.
S. 3037                                To require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to
                                        establish a premise plumbing research laboratory, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3038                                To assist in the conservation of the North Atlantic right whale by
                                        supporting and providing financial resources for North Atlantic right
                                        whale conservation programs and projects of persons with expertise
                                        required for the conservation of North Atlantic right whales.
S. 3051                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a working group
                                        to study regulatory and legislative improvements for the livestock,
                                        insect, and agricultural commodities transport industries, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3078                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the prohibitions on
                                        making robocalls, and for other purposes.
S. 3087                                To direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
                                        Administration to make grants to State and local governments and
                                        nonprofit organizations for purposes of carrying out shoreline
                                        stabilization projects utilizing natural materials that support natural
                                        habitats and ecosystem functions, and for other purposes.
S. 3094*                               To restrict the department in which the Coast Guard is operating from
                                        implementing any rule requiring the use of biometric readers for
                                        biometric transportation security cards until after submission to
                                        Congress of the results of an assessment of the effectiveness of the
                                        transportation security card program.
S. 3096                                To allow the Coast Guard to issue a certificate of documentation with a
                                        coastwise endorsement for the vessel OLIVER HAZARD PERRY, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3119**                              To allow for the taking of sea lions on the Columbia River and its
                                        tributaries to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and
                                        other nonlisted fish species. (P.L. 115-329)
S. 3126                                To allow State manufacturing extension partnerships to award grants to
                                        small and medium sized manufacturers for the purpose of training new
                                        workers to replace departing experienced workers.
S. 3127                                To protect the right of the American public under the First Amendment to
                                        the Constitution of the United States to receive news and information
                                        from disparate sources by regulating the use of automated software
                                        programs intended to impersonate or replicate human activity on social
                                        media.
S. 3138                                To establish a regulatory system for marine aquaculture in the United
                                        States exclusive economic zone, and for other purposes.
S. 3143*                               To provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum
                                        research and development for the economic and national security of the
                                        United States. (P.L. 115-368)
S. 3144                                To require the Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based
                                        strategies, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3146                                To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to allow the District of
                                        Columbia to receive Federal funding under such Act, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3149                                To modify the penalties for violations of the Telephone Consumer
                                        Protection Act of 1993.
S. 3156                                To protect airline consumers in the case of cancelled flights.
S. 3157                                To streamline siting processes for small cell deployment.
S. 3183                                To require large ticket agents to adopt minimum customer service
                                        standards for the purchase of air fares and related passenger air
                                        transportation services. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3232                                To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code,
                                        to provide greater access to in-State television broadcast programming
                                        for cable and satellite subscribers in certain counties.
S. 3238*                               To improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the
                                        wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems.
S. 3255                                To prohibit the President or a Federal agency from constructing,
                                        operating, or offering wholesale or retail services on broadband
                                        networks without authorization from Congress, and for other purposes.
S. 3264                                To protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives
                                        interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions,
                                        and to repeal Federal provisions related to switchblade knives which
                                        burden citizens.
S. 3265*                               To require the Secretary of Commerce to undertake certain activities to
                                        support waterfront community revitalization and resiliency, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 3270                                To address the need for pilot development and encourage more individuals
                                        to enter the field of aviation, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3273*                               To improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of
                                        goods through ports and intermodal connections to ports, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3277*                               To reduce regulatory burdens and streamline processes related to
                                        commercial space activities, and for other purposes.
S. 3293                                To provide for the use of unleaded aviation gasoline. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3296                                To provide for Federal coordination of activities supporting sustainable
                                        chemistry, and for other purposes.
S. 3301                                To implement recommendations related to the safety of amphibious
                                        passenger vessels, and for other purposes.
S. 3315                                To allow for the taking of pinnipeds on the Columbia River and its
                                        tributaries to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and
                                        other nonlisted fish species.
S. 3322                                To establish a pilot program to provide flight training services to
                                        veterans.
S. 3331                                To provide for an equitable management of summer flounder based on
                                        geographic, scientific, and economic data and for other purposes.
S. 3344                                To enhance the early warning reporting requirements for motor vehicle
                                        manufacturers, and for other purposes.
S. 3346                                To establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 3347                                To repeal the section of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
                                        of 2012 that requires the Federal Communications Commission to
                                        reallocate and auction the T-Band spectrum.
S. 3348                                To establish the obligations of certain large business entities in the
                                        United States, and for other purposes.
S. 3352                                To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations relating
                                        to commercial motor vehicle drivers under the age of 21, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3367**                              To amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve
                                        congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote
                                        transparency, and for other purposes. (P.L. 115-420)
S. 3374                                To require the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and
                                        Hypoxia to develop a plan for reducing, mitigating, and controlling
                                        harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in South Florida, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3389**                              To redesignate a facility of the National Aeronautics and Space
                                        Administration. (P.L. 115-309)
S. 3395                                To promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and
                                        scientific research, and for other purposes.
S. 3400                                To address the threat to national security from illegal, unreported, and
                                        unregulated fishing and associated illegal activity, to prevent the
                                        illegal trade of seafood and seafood products, and for other purposes.
S. 3418                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure that revenues collected
                                        from passengers as aviation security fees are used to help finance the
                                        costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement that a
                                        portion of such fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in
                                        the general fund of the Treasury.
S. 3430                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of
                                        certain seasonal airports. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3432                                To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue rules requiring the
                                        inclusion of new safety equipment in school buses, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3440                                To require the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce
                                        to provide estimates relating to the distribution of aggregate economic
                                        growth across specific percentile groups of income.
S. 3441                                To improve the program providing for private screening companies to
                                        conduct security screening at airports, and for other purposes. (P.L.
                                        115-254)
S. 3471                                To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education
                                        research focused on early childhood.
S. 3475                                To require a report on multiagency use of airspace and environmental
                                        review. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3491                                To require the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a pilot program
                                        to develop and provide to States and transportation planning
                                        organizations accessibility data sets, and for other purposes.
S. 3511                                To broaden unmanned aircraft systems safety awareness, and for other
                                        purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3512                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize grants from the small
                                        airport fund for the construction or improvement of a nonapproach
                                        control tower.
S. 3513                                To establish a deadline for the establishment of a process to allow
                                        applicants to petition the Administrator of the Federal Aviation
                                        Administration to prohibit or restrict the operation of an unmanned
                                        aircraft in close proximity to a fixed site facility. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3514                                To amend title 49, United States Code, to encourage the use of zero-
                                        emission vehicles and technology at public-use airports, and for other
                                        purposes. (P.L. 115-254)
S. 3522                                To establish a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council.
S. 3524                                To provide for the carriage of certain television broadcast stations, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 3551                                To adopt a certain California flammability standard as a Federal
                                        flammability standard to protect against the risk of upholstered
                                        furniture flammability, and for other purposes.
S. 3583                                To direct the National Science Foundation to provide grants for research
                                        about STEM education approaches and the STEM-related workforce, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 3603                                To require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to implement a
                                        national employer notification service.
S. 3617                                To require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
                                        to determine the value of electromagnetic spectrum assigned or otherwise
                                        allocated to Federal entities.
S. 3632                                To provide that the special service obligations of a licensee under
                                        section 331(a) of the Communications Act of 1934 shall continue to apply
                                        even if the licensee changes from a very high frequency station to an
                                        ultra high frequency station.
S. 3639                                To prohibit the circumvention of control measures used by Internet
                                        retailers to ensure equitable consumer access to products, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3655                                To deter criminal robocall violations and improve enforcement of section
                                        227(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, and for other purposes.
S. 3668                                To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to eliminate the common carrier
                                        exemption for telecommunications companies.
S. 3720                                To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to provide loans for the
                                        acquisition of electric buses and related infrastructure.
S. 3739                                To amend the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 to modify the
                                        membership of the Arctic Research Commission, to establish an Arctic
                                        Executive Steering Committee, and for other purposes.
S. 3740                                To establish a congressionally chartered seaway development corporation
                                        in the Arctic, consistent with customary international law, with the
                                        intention of uniting Arctic nations in a cooperative Arctic shipping
                                        union, where voluntary collective maritime shipping fees will help fund
                                        the infrastructural and environmental demands of safe and reliable
                                        shipping in the region.
S. 3744                                To establish duties for online service providers with respect to end user
                                        data that such providers collect and use.
S. 3765                                To require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the
                                        National Institute of Standards and Technology, to help facilitate the
                                        adoption of composite technology in infrastructure in the United States,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 3773                                To require review and approval for future research on nonhuman primates,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 3778                                To allow State manufacturing extension partnerships to award grants to
                                        small- and medium-sized manufacturers for the purpose of training new
                                        workers to replace departing experienced workers.
S. 3790                                To impose criminal sanctions on certain persons involved in international
                                        doping fraud conspiracies, to provide restitution for victims of such
                                        conspiracies, and to require sharing of information with the United
                                        States Anti-Doping Agency to assist its fight against doping, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 3799                                To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space
                                        Administration, and for other purposes.
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                   RESOLUTIONS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE

Resolutions:
    Referred to Committee.........................................    28
    Original measures from Committee..............................     1
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................    29
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
    Reported/discharged (*).......................................     8
    Reported/discharged and agreed to in the Senate (**)..........     7

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                Number                                            Title as introduced
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H. Con. Res. 111                       Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to
                                        bring the 2026 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
                                        World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
S.J. Res. 34**                         Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5,
                                        United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications
                                        Commission relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of
                                        Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services''. (P.L. 115-22)
S.J. Res. 52*                          Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5,
                                        United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications
                                        Commission relating to ``Restoring Internet Freedom''.
S. Con. Res. 6                         Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.
S. Con. Res. 38                        Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to
                                        bring the 2026 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
                                        World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
S. Con. Res. 39                        Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and the
                                        significant contributions of the Skunk Works to the national security of
                                        the United States.
S. Con. Res. 53                        Honoring the 75th anniversary of the All-American Girls Professional
                                        Baseball League.
S. Res. 20                             Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and
                                        Transportation.
S. Res. 59                             Expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2017, as ``Darwin
                                        Day'' and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of
                                        humanity.
S. Res. 124                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that the National Sea Grant College
                                        Program is a valuable program that protects and enhances the coastal
                                        communities and economy of the United States.
S. Res. 132**                          Congratulating the Ashland University women's basketball team for winning
                                        the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association division II
                                        championship.
S. Res. 133**                          Congratulating the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team
                                        for winning the 2016-2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association men's
                                        basketball national championship.
S. Res. 134                            Congratulating the University of South Carolina women's basketball team
                                        for winning the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I
                                        Women's Basketball Tournament Championship.
S. Res. 137**                          Supporting the goals and ideals of National Safe Digging Month.
S. Res. 227**                          Recognizing ``National Youth Sports Week'' and the efforts by parents,
                                        volunteers, and national organizations in their efforts to promote
                                        healthy living and youth development.
S. Res. 242                            Expressing the sense of the Senate about a strategy to deploy fifth
                                        generation mobile networks (5G networks) and next-generation wireless
                                        and wired technologies to promote economic development and digital
                                        innovation throughout the United States.
S. Res. 294                            Congratulating the Minnesota Lynx women's basketball team on winning the
                                        2017 Women's National Basketball Association championship.
S. Res. 311                            Honoring the Portland Thorns FC as the champion of the National Women's
                                        Soccer League in 2017.
S. Res. 318**                          Honoring the Portland Thorns FC as the champion of the National Women's
                                        Soccer League in 2017.
S. Res. 374                            Expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2018, as ``Darwin
                                        Day'' and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of
                                        humanity.
S. Res. 392                            Commemorating the success of the United States Olympic and Paralympic
                                        Teams in the past 23 Olympic Winter Games and 11 Paralympic Winter Games
                                        and supporting the United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams in the
                                        2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games.
S. Res. 395                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that ambush marketing adversely
                                        affects the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams.
S. Res. 411                            Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call in the United
                                        States.
S. Res. 417                            Congratulating the Minnesotans who competed on Team USA at the 2018
                                        Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
S. Res. 523                            Encouraging companies to apply privacy protections included in the
                                        General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union to citizens of
                                        the United States.
S. Res. 573                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and that
                                        the National Science Foundation should engage on the communication of
                                        sound climate change science to the public.
S. Res. 660                            Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 23
                                        through September 29, 2018, as Rail Safety Week in the United States,
                                        and supporting the goals and ideals of Rail Safety Week to reduce rail-
                                        related accidents, fatalities, and injuries.
S. Res. 677                            Congratulating the Seattle Storm women's basketball team on winning the
                                        2018 Women's National Basketball Association championship.
S. Res. 687**                          Congratulating the Boston Red Sox on winning the 2018 World Series.
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                             B. Nominations


                       NOMINATIONS BY THE NUMBERS

    There were 1,133 presidential nominations, including 
promotions, referred to the Committee during the 115th 
Congress.

Referred.......................................................... 1,133
Confirmed......................................................... 1,106
Renominations (returned to the President upon recess of Congress, 
    subsequently renominated).....................................     0
Returned to the President upon adjournment of Congress............    23
Withdrawn by the President........................................     4

Amtrak [Board of Directors]:
    Member........................................................     4
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     4
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Consumer Product Safety Commission:
    Chairman......................................................     2
    Commissioner..................................................     6
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     8
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Corporation for Public Broadcasting [Board of Directors]:
    Member........................................................     8
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     8
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Department of Commerce:
    Secretary of Commerce.........................................     1
    Deputy Secretary of Commerce..................................     2
    Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and 
      Information.................................................     1
    Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs..............     1
    Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the 
      United States and Foreign Commercial Service................     1
    General Counsel of the Department of Commerce.................     1
    Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.....     1
    Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology......     1
    Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.........     2
    Assistant Secretary of Commerce...............................     2
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................    13
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Department of Homeland Security:
    Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security......................     1
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     1
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Coast Guard:
    Admiral.......................................................     2
    Vice Admiral..................................................     4
    Rear Admiral, lower half......................................    15
    Captain.......................................................   144
    Commander.....................................................   337
    Lieutenant Commander..........................................   527
    Lieutenant....................................................     1
                                                                  ______
        Total..................................................... 1,030
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Coast Guard Reserve:
    Rear Admiral, lower half......................................     9
    Captain.......................................................    22
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................    31
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Department of Transportation:
    Secretary of Transportation...................................     1
    Deputy Secretary of Transportation............................     1
    Assistant Secretary of Transportation.........................     3
    Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy..................     1
    General Counsel of the Department of Transportation...........     1
    Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
      Administration..............................................     1
    Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration..........     1
    Administrator of the Maritime Administration..................     1
    Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety 
      Administration..............................................     1
    Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
      Administration..............................................     1
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................    12
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Federal Communications Commission:
    Member........................................................     7
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     7
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Federal Trade Commission:
    Commissioner..................................................     6
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     6
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Metropolitan Washington Area Transit Authority [Board of 
  Directors]:
    Member........................................................     1
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     1
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
    Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space 
      Administration..............................................     2
    Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space 
      Administration..............................................     1
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     3
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
National Transportation Safety Board:
    Chairman......................................................     1
    Member........................................................     3
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     4
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Office of Science and Technology Policy:
    Director......................................................     1
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     1
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
Surface Transportation Board:
    Member........................................................     4
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................     4
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________

                                HEARINGS

    The Committee held 19 nominations hearings during the 115th 
Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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January 11, 2017*                            Nomination of Hon. Elaine L. Chao, to be Secretary of the
                                              Department of Transportation (S.Hrg. 115-32)
January 18, 2017*                            Nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., to be Secretary of the
                                              Department of Commerce (S.Hrg. 115-33)
March 29, 2017*                              Nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen, to be Deputy Secretary of the
                                              Department of Transportation (S.Hrg. 115-217)
June 8, 2017*                                Nominations of:
                                             Derek Kan, of California, to be Under Secretary of Transportation
                                              for Policy
                                             David J. Redl, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary for
                                              Communications and Information, Department of Commerce
                                             Robert L. Sumwalt, III, of South Carolina, to be Member of the
                                              National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for a 5-year term
                                              expiring December 16, 2021, and to be designated Vice Chairman for
                                              a term of 2 years (S.Hrg. 115-222)
June 21, 2017*                               Nomination of Vice Admiral David P. Pekoske, to be Assistant
                                              Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (S.Hrg. 115-223)
June 28, 2017*                               Nominations of:
                                             Steven Gill Bradbury, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the
                                              Department of Transportation
                                             Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant
                                              Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States
                                              and Foreign Commercial Service (S.Hrg. 115-281)
July 19, 2017*                               Nominations of:
                                             Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Federal
                                              Communications Commission (Reappointment)
                                             Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal
                                              Communications Commission (Reappointment)
                                             Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal
                                              Communications Commission (S.Hrg. 115-478)
July 26, 2017*                               Nominations of:
                                             Ronald L. Batory, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal
                                              Railroad Administration
                                             Mark Buzby, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime
                                              Administration
                                             Peter B. Davidson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the
                                              Department of Commerce
                                             Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of
                                              Commerce for Economic Affairs
September 27, 2017*                          Nominations of:
                                             Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle, of New York, to be Chairman of the Consumer
                                              Product Safety Commission
                                             Rear Admiral (Ret.) Timothy Gallaudet, of California, to be
                                              Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
                                             Howard R. Elliott, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Pipeline
                                              and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of
                                              Transportation
                                             Dr. Walter G. Copan, of Colorado, to be Under Secretary of Commerce
                                              for Standards and Technology
October 31, 2017*                            Nominations of:
                                             Hon. Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, to be a Director of the
                                              Amtrak Board of Directors
                                             Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of
                                              Transportation for Research and Technology
                                             Bruce Landsberg, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National
                                              Transportation Safety Board
                                             Raymond Martinez, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal
                                              Motor Carrier Safety Administration
November 1, 2017*                            Nominations of:
                                             Hon. James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the
                                              National Aeronautics and Space Administration
                                             Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product
                                              Safety Commission
                                             Dr. Neil Jacobs, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of
                                              Commerce, Environmental Observation and Prediction
                                             Nazakhtar Nikakhtar of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of
                                              Commerce, Industry and Analysis
November 29, 2017*                           Nomination of Barry Lee Myers, of Pennsylvania, to be Under
                                              Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
February 14, 2018*                           Nominations of:
                                             Joseph Simons, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner,
                                              Chairman Designate
                                             Rohit Chopra, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
                                             Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade
                                              Commissioner
                                             Christine S. Wilson, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade
                                              Commissioner
April 11, 2018*                              Nominations of:
                                             Patrick J. Fuchs, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Surface
                                              Transportation Board
                                             Michelle A. Schultz, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Surface
                                              Transportation Board
                                             Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade
                                              Commissioner
April 17, 2018*                              Nomination of Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz to be promoted to
                                              Admiral and to be Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
May 16, 2018*                                Nominations of:
                                             Joseph Gruters, of Florida, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of
                                              Directors
                                             Jennifer Homendy, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National
                                              Transportation Safety Board
                                             Heidi King, of California, to be Administrator of the National
                                              Highway Traffic Safety Administration
June 20, 2018*                               Nominations of:
                                             Geoffrey Adam Starks, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Federal
                                              Communications Commission
                                             Peter Aaron Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of
                                              the Consumer Product Safety Commission
July 26, 2018*                               Nominations of:
                                             Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board
                                              of Directors
                                             Martin J. Oberman, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Surface
                                              Transportation Board
August 23, 2018*                             Nominations of:
                                             Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be the Director of the
                                              Office of Science and Technology Policy
                                             James ``Jim'' Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of
                                              the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
                                             Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary for Aviation
                                              and International Affairs at the Department of Transportation
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*Full Committee hearing.

                           C. Full Committee


                          EXECUTIVE SESSIONS 

    The Committee held 15 Executive Sessions during the 115th 
Congress. Dates and agendas are below.

January 24, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     Rules Governing the Senate Committee on Commerce, 
            Science, and Transportation
     Budget Resolution for the Senate Committee on 
            Commerce, Science, and Transportation
     S. 19, MOBILE Now Act (Senate Report 115-4)
     S. 81, Senior Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 (Senate 
            Report 115-141)
     S. 88, Developing Innovation and Growing the 
            Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act (Senate Report 115-
            90)
     S. 89, A bill to amend title 46, United States 
            Code (Delta Queen bill) (Senate Report 115-5)
     S. 96, Improving Rural Call Quality and 
            Reliability Act (Senate Report 115-6)
     S. 102, Securing Access to Networks in Disasters 
            (SANDY) Act (Senate Report 115-24)
     S. 110, Digital Coast Act (Senate Report 115-14)
     S. 123, Kari's Law Act (Senate Report 115-124)
     S. 129, National Sea Grant College Program 
            Amendments Act of 2017 (Senate Report 115-15)
     S. 134, Spoofing Prevention Act (Senate Report 
            115-91)
     S. 141, Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act 
            (Senate Report 115-21)
     S. 168, Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act 
            (Senate Report 115-16)
     S. 171, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
            Administration Commissioned Officer Corps 
            Amendments and Hydrographic Services Improvement 
            Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2017 
            (Senate Report 115-181)
     S. 174, Federal Communications Commission 
            Consolidated Reporting Act (Senate Report 115-61)
     H.R. 255, Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act 
            (waived Senate Report)
     H.R. 321, Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, 
            Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) 
            Women Act (waived Senate Report)
     Nomination of Elaine Chao, of Kentucky, to be 
            Secretary, Department of Transportation (Confirmed 
            January 31, 2017)
     Nomination of Wilbur Ross, of Florida, to be 
            Secretary, Department of Commerce (Confirmed 
            February 27, 2017)

April 5, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 763, Surface and Maritime Transportation 
            Security Act (Senate Report 115-178)
     S. 61, A bill to remove the sunset provision of 
            section 203 of Public Law 105-384 and for other 
            purposes (Senate Report 115-88)
     S. 701, Made in America Manufacturing Communities 
            Act of 2017 (Senate Report 115-204)
     S. 756, Save Our Seas Act of 2017 (Senate Report 
            115-135)
     S. 770, Making Available Information Now to 
            Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance 
            Enterprise Technology (MAIN STREET) Cybersecurity 
            Act of 2017 (Senate Report 115-153)
     Nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen, of Virginia, to be 
            Deputy Secretary of Transportation (Confirmed May 
            16, 2017)

May 18, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 1129, Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017 
            (Senate Report 115-89)
     S. 118, Reinforcing American-Made Products Act of 
            2017 (Senate Report 115-203)
     S. 396, A bill to make technical amendments to 
            certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for 
            other purposes (Senate Report 115-160)
     S. 793, Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017 
            (Senate Report 115-388)
     S. 1057, Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research 
            and Control Amendments Act of 2017 (Senate Report 
            115-145)
     S. 1096, Maritime Administration Authorization and 
            Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Senate Report 
            115-136)

June 29, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 1405, Federal Aviation Administration 
            Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Senate Report 115-243)
     S. 875, To require the Comptroller General of the 
            United States to conduct a study and submit a 
            report on filing requirements under the Universal 
            Service Fund programs (Senate Report 115-192)
     S. 1426, United States Center for Safe Sport 
            Authorization Act of 2017 (Senate Report 115-443)
     S. 1393, Jobs for Our Heroes Act (Senate Report 
            115-161)
     Nomination of Vice Admiral David P. Pekoske, of 
            Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland 
            Security, Transportation Security Administration 
            (Confirmed August 3, 2017)
     Nomination of Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South 
            Carolina, to be a Member of the National 
            Transportation Safety Board (Confirmed August 3, 
            2017)
     Nomination of Derek Kan, of California, to be 
            Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy 
            (Confirmed November 13, 2017)

August 2, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 374, Concrete Masonry Products Research, 
            Education, and Promotion Act of 2017 (Senate Report 
            115-218)
     S. 754, Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 
            2017 (Senate Report 115-263)
     S. 1322, American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act 
            (Senate Report 115-193)
     S. 1425, Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research 
            Act (Senate Report 115-186)
     S. 1532, No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act 
            (Senate Report 115-188)
     S. 1536, Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial 
            Vehicles Act (Senate Report 115-177)
     S. 1586, Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity 
            Index Act (Senate Report 115-180)
     S. 1621, Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017 (Senate 
            Report 115-206)
     Nomination of Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, to be 
            a Member of the Federal Communications Commission 
            (Reappointment) (Confirmed October 2, 2017)
     Nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, 
            to be a Member of the Federal Communications 
            Commission (Reappointment) (Confirmed August 3, 
            2017)
     Nomination of Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a 
            Member of the Federal Communications Commission (to 
            complete a term and for a new term beginning July 
            1, 2018) (Confirmed August 3, 2017--first term)
     Nomination of Peter B. Davidson, of Virginia, to 
            be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce 
            (Confirmed August 3, 2017)
     Nomination of Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, 
            to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic 
            Affairs (Confirmed August 3, 2017)
     Nomination of Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the 
            District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of 
            Commerce and Director General of the United States 
            and Foreign Commercial Service (Confirmed August 3, 
            2017)
     Nomination of Steven Gill Bradbury, of Virginia, 
            to be General Counsel of the Department of 
            Transportation (Confirmed November 14, 2017)
     Nomination of Mark Buzby, of Virginia, to be 
            Administrator of the Maritime Administration 
            (Confirmed August 3, 2017)
     Nomination of Ronald L. Batory, of New Jersey, to 
            be Administrator of the Federal Railroad 
            Administration (Confirmed February 13, 2018)
     Nomination of Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South 
            Carolina, to be Chairman of the National 
            Transportation Safety Board (Confirmed August 3, 
            2017)

October 4, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 1885, American Vision for Safer Transportation 
            through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies 
            (AV START) Act (Senate Report 115-187)
     S. 1872, TSA Modernization Act (Senate Report 115-
            266)
     S. 1015, National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act 
            of 2017 (Senate Report 115-213)
     Nomination of Ann Marie Buerkle, to be Chairman of 
            the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and 
            to be a Commissioner of the CPSC for a term of 
            seven years (Returned to President under Senate 
            Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Walter G. Copan, of Colorado, to be 
            Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and 
            Technology (Confirmed October 5, 2017)
     Nomination of Howard R. Elliott, of Indiana, to be 
            Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous 
            Materials Safety Administration, Department of 
            Transportation (Confirmed October 5, 2017)
     Nomination of Timothy Gallaudet, of California, to 
            be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and 
            Atmosphere (Confirmed October 5, 2017)
     Nomination of David J. Redl, of New York, to be 
            Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications 
            and Information (Confirmed November 7, 2017)

November 8, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 1693, Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 
            (Senate Report 115-199)
     S. 1668, A bill to rename a waterway in the State 
            of New York as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel'' 
            (Senate Report 115-221)
     Nomination of Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a 
            Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety 
            Commission for a term of seven years from October 
            27, 2017 (Returned to President under Senate Rule 
            XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to 
            be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and 
            Space Administration (Returned to President under 
            Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Neil Jacobs, of North Carolina, to 
            be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Confirmed 
            February 15, 2018)
     Nomination of Bruce Landsberg, of South Carolina, 
            to be a Member of the National Transportation 
            Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2022 
            (Confirmed July 24, 2018)
     Nomination of Raymond Martinez, of New Jersey, to 
            be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier 
            Safety Administration (Confirmed February 13, 2018)
     Nomination of Nazakhtar Nikakhtar, of Maryland, to 
            be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Confirmed 
            March 19, 2018)
     Nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, 
            to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation 
            (Returned to President under Senate Rule XXXI, 
            paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, to 
            be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for 
            a term of five years (Returned to President under 
            Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)

December 13, 2017--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 2202, National Transportation Safety Board 
            Reauthorization Act (Senate Report 115-293)
     S. 2200, National Integrated Drought Information 
            System Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Senate Report 
            115-256)
     S. 1768, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction 
            Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Senate Report 
            115-336)
     Nomination of Barry Lee Myers, of Pennsylvania, to 
            be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and 
            Atmosphere (Returned to President under Senate Rule 
            XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Coast Guard Promotions (PN474--Confirmed in first 
            part December 14, 2017, and second part February 
            14, 2018; PN1174--Confirmed December 14, 2017; 
            PN1175--Confirmed December 14, 2017; PN1176--
            Confirmed December 14, 2017; PN1259--Confirmed 
            December 14, 2017; PN1260--Confirmed December 14, 
            2017; PN1261--Confirmed December 14, 2017; and 
            PN1277--Confirmed December 14, 2017)

January 18, 2018--Consider and approve the following:

     Nomination of Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, to 
            be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for 
            a term of five years (Returned to President under 
            Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Barry Lee Myers, of Pennsylvania, to 
            be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and 
            Atmosphere (Returned to President under Senate Rule 
            XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, 
            to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation 
            (Returned to President under Senate Rule XXXI, 
            paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a 
            Member of the Federal Communications Commission for 
            a term of five years from July 1, 2018 (Confirmed 
            January 2, 2019)
     Nomination of Ann Marie Buerkle, to be Chairman of 
            the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and 
            to be a Commissioner of the CPSC for a term of 
            seven years (Returned to President under Senate 
            Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to 
            be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and 
            Space Administration (Confirmed April 19, 2018)
     Nomination of Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a 
            Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety 
            Commission for a term of seven years from October 
            27, 2017 (Confirmed May 22, 2018)

February 28, 2018--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 1520, Modernizing Recreational Fisheries 
            Management Act of 2017 (Senate Report 115-264)
     Nomination of Joseph Simons, of Virginia, to be a 
            Federal Trade Commissioner, Chairman Designate 
            (Confirmed April 26, 2018)
     Nomination of Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, 
            to be a Federal Trade Commissioner (Confirmed April 
            26, 2018)
     Nomination of Christine Wilson, of Virginia, to be 
            a Federal Trade Commissioner (Confirmed April 26, 
            2018)
     Nomination of Rohit Chopra, of New York, to be a 
            Federal Trade Commissioner (Confirmed April 26, 
            2018)

April 25, 2018--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 2717, Maritime Authorization and Enhancement 
            Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Senate Report 115-292)
     S. 2369, Whaling Convention Amendments Act of 2018 
            (Senate Report 115-425)
     S. 2511, CENOTE Act of 2018 (Senate Report 115-
            291)
     S. 2343, Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 
            2018 (Senate Report 115-342)
     Nomination of Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz to Admiral 
            and to be Commandant of the United States Coast 
            Guard (Confirmed May 9, 2018)
     Nomination of Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray to be Vice 
            Commandant of the United States Coast Guard 
            (Confirmed May 16, 2018)
     Nomination of Patrick Fuchs, of Wisconsin, to be a 
            Member of the Surface Transportation Board 
            (Confirmed January 2, 2019)
     Nomination of Michelle A. Schultz, of 
            Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Surface 
            Transportation Board (Returned to President under 
            Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, of 
            Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner 
            (Confirmed April 26, 2018)
     Nomination of Rubydee Calvert, of Wyoming, to be a 
            Member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 
            as the Public TV Stations Representative (Confirmed 
            May 24, 2018)
     Nomination of Laura Gore Ross, of New York, to be 
            a Member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
            (Confirmed May 24, 2018)
     Nomination of Alan E. Cobb, of Kansas, to be a 
            Member of the Board of Directors of the 
            Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority 
            (Returned to President under Senate Rule XXXI, 
            paragraph 6)

May 22, 2018--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 2848, Fighting Opioid Abuse in Transportation 
            Act (Senate Report 115-286)
     S. 2842, Opioid Addiction Recovery Fraud 
            Prevention Act of 2018 (Senate Report 115-285)
     S. 2844, STB Information Security Improvement Act 
            (Senate Report 115-322)
     S. 2764, Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act 
            of 2018 (Senate Report 115-442)
     S. 2418, Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless 
            Access Act of 2018 (Senate Report 115-345)
     Nomination of Joseph Ryan Gruters, of Florida, to 
            be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors 
            (Returned to President under Senate Rule XXXI, 
            paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to 
            be a Member of the National Transportation Safety 
            Board (Confirmed July 24, 2018)
     Coast Guard Promotions (PN1883--Confirmed May 24, 
            2018; PN1882--Confirmed May 24, 2018; PN1881--
            Confirmed May 24, 2018; PN1874--Confirmed May 24, 
            2018; PN1873--Confirmed May 24, 2018; PN1872--
            Confirmed May 24, 2018; PN1871--Confirmed May 24, 
            2018; and PN1530--Confirmed May 24, 2018)

June 27, 2018--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 645, Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband 
            Act of 2017 (Senate Report 115-341)
     S. 1092, Interstate Transport Act of 2017 (Senate 
            Report 115-327)
     S. 1896, TSA LEAP Pay Reform Act of 2017 (waived 
            Senate Report)
     S. 2941, Strengthening the Cooperative Observer 
            Program Act of 2018 (Senate Report 115-357)
     S. 3094, Transportation Worker Identification 
            Credential Act of 2018 (Senate Report 115-305)
     H.R. 4254, Women in Aerospace Education Act 
            (waived Senate Report)
     H.R. 4467, Strengthening Aviation Security Act 
            (waived Senate Report)
     H.R. 4559, Global Aviation System Security Reform 
            Act (waived Senate Report)
     Nomination of Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, 
            to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce (Confirmed 
            November 28, 2018)
     Nomination of Heidi R. King, of California, to be 
            Administrator of the National Highway Traffic 
            Safety Administration (Returned to President under 
            Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Geoffrey Adam Starks, of Kansas, to 
            be a Member of the Federal Communications 
            Commission (Confirmed January 2, 2019)
     Nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of 
            Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer 
            Product Safety Commission (Confirmed September 25, 
            2018; 2d term September 26, 2018)
     Promotion of Coast Guard Rear Admiral Andrew S. 
            McKinley (Confirmed July 18, 2018)

August 1, 2018--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 3277, Space Frontier Act of 2018 (Senate Report 
            115-397)
     S. 2242, COASTAL Implementation Act of 2017 
            (Senate Report 115-347)
     S. 2861, Passenger Rail Crew Protection Parity Act 
            (Senate Report 115-356)
     S. 3119, Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention 
            Act (Senate Report 115-400)
     S. 3143, National Quantum Initiative Act (Senate 
            Report 115-389)
     S. 3265, Waterfront Community Revitalization and 
            Resiliency Act of 2018 (Senate Report 115-348)
     S. 3273, Port Operations, Research, and Technology 
            Act (Senate Report 115-324)
     Nomination of Martin Oberman, of Illinois, to be a 
            Member of the Surface Transportation Board 
            (Confirmed January 2, 2019)

September 5, 2018--Consider and approve the following:

     S. 1965, Allowing Alaska IVORY Act (Senate Report 
            115-415)
     S. 2773, Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch 
            Reduction Act (Senate Report 115-430)
     S. 3367, Department of Transportation Reports 
            Harmonization Act (Senate Report 115-390)
     H.R. 4323, Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act 
            (waived Senate Report)
     Nomination of Rick Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a 
            Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors (Returned 
            to President under Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6)
     Nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to 
            be Director of the Office of Science and Technology 
            Policy (Confirmed January 2, 2019)
     Nomination of James Morhard, of Virginia, to be 
            Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics 
            and Space Administration (Confirmed October 11, 
            2018)
     Nomination of Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an 
            Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Confirmed 
            January 2, 2019)

                                HEARINGS

    The Committee held 47 full Committee hearings, including 9 
field hearings and 1 joint hearing, during the 115th Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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February 1, 2017                             A Growth Agenda: Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens (S.Hrg.
                                              115-110)
February 8, 2017                             A Look Ahead: Inspector General Recommendations for Improving
                                              Federal Agencies (S.Hrg. 115-59)
March 1, 2017                                Connecting America: Improving Access to Infrastructure for
                                              Communities Across the Country (S.Hrg. 115-60)
March 8, 2017                                Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (S.Hrg. 115-138)
March 15, 2017                               Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integrations, Successes, and
                                              Challenges (S.Hrg. 115-62)
March 22, 2017                               The Promises and Perils of Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity
                                              (S.Hrg. 115-140)
March 29, 2017                               Closing the Skills Gap and Boosting U.S. Competitiveness (S.Hrg.
                                              115-152)
April 10, 2017*                              Extreme Weather and Coastal Flooding: What Is Happening Now, What
                                              Is the Future Risk, and What Can We Do About It? (S.Hrg. 115-67)
May 3, 2017                                  Investing in America's Broadband Infrastructure: Exploring Ways to
                                              Reduce Barriers to Deployment (S.Hrg. 115-153)
May 17, 2017                                 Current Issues in American Sports: Protecting the Health and Safety
                                              of American Athletes (S.Hrg. 115-218)
June 7, 2017                                 FAA Reauthorization: Administration Perspectives (S.Hrg. 115-221)
June 14, 2017                                Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles (S.Hrg. 115-279)
July 12, 2017                                Force Multipliers: How Transportation and Supply Chain Stakeholders
                                              Are Combating Human Trafficking (S.Hrg. 115-282)
August 10, 2017*                             Threats Facing Florida's Tourism Driven Economy (S.Hrg. 115-226)
August 23, 2017*                             Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
                                              Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and
                                              Challenges (S.Hrg. 115-432)
September 6, 2017                            Risk of Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Communications
                                              Commission's Lifeline Program
September 13, 2017                           Transportation Innovation: Automated Trucks and Our Nation's
                                              Highways (S.Hrg. 115-434)
September 19, 2017                           S. 1693, The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017
October 13, 2017*                            Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in the Granite State
October 25, 2017                             The Commercial Satellite Industry: What's Up and What's on the
                                              Horizon
November 8, 2017                             Protecting Consumers in the Era of Major Data Breaches
January 17, 2018                             Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough? (S.Hrg. 115-316)
January 24, 2018*                            Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies
January 25, 2018                             This Is Not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems
January 30, 2018                             Growing the Future: Opportunities to Support Domestic Seafood
                                              Through Aquaculture
January 30, 2018                             One Year Later: The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act
March 1, 2018                                Implementation of Positive Train Control
March 14, 2018                               Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives
March 20, 2018                               Update on NHTSA and Automaker Efforts to Repair Defective Takata
                                              Air Bag Inflators
April 5, 2018*                               Hawaii False Missile Alert: What Happened and What Should We Do
                                              Next?
April 10, 2018                               Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data
April 12, 2018                               Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane Season? Status of Preparation
                                              and Response Capabilities for 2018
April 18, 2018                               Abusive Robocalls and How We Can Stop Them
June 13, 2018                                Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information
                                              Administration
July 11, 2018                                Complex Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Lessons Learned From Spectre
                                              and Meltdown
July 18, 2018                                SHARKS!
July 25, 2018                                The Race to 5G: Exploring Spectrum Needs to Maintain U.S. Global
                                              Leadership
August 16, 2018                              Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
August 20, 2018*                             Pipeline Safety in the Great Lakes: Incident Prevention and
                                              Response Efforts at the Straits of Mackinac
September 5, 2018                            Keeping Our Skies Secure: Oversight of the Transportation Security
                                              Administration
September 13, 2018                           Transportation of Tomorrow: Emerging Technologies That Will Move
                                              America
September 26, 2018                           Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy
October 3, 2018                              Implementation of Positive Train Control
October 4, 2018                              Broadband: Opportunities and Challenges in Rural America
October 10, 2018                             Consumer Data Privacy: Examining Lessons From the European Union's
                                              General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer
                                              Privacy Act
October 12, 2018*                            The Race to 5G: A View From the Field
November 26, 2018*                           Pipeline Safety in the Merrimack Valley: Incident Prevention and
                                              Response
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*Field hearing.
 Joint hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

      D. Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security


                MEMBERS DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS\3,\\4\
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    \3\ In addition to the members listed for each individual 
subcommittee, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the full Committee 
serve as ex officio members of all subcommittees.
    \4\ Senator Jon Tester joined the subcommittee on January 9, 2018, 
following the departure of Senator Cory A. Booker, who served on the 
subcommittee from October 31, 2013, until January 8, 2018.
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        Republicans:                  Democrats:
Senator Blunt (Chairman)            Senator Cantwell (Ranking)
Senator Wicker                      Senator Klobuchar
Senator Cruz                        Senator Blumenthal
Senator Fischer                     Senator Schatz
Senator Moran                       Senator Markey
Senator Sullivan                    Senator Udall
Senator Heller                      Senator Peters
Senator Inhofe                      Senator Baldwin
Senator Lee                         Senator Duckworth
Senator Capito                      Senator Hassan
Senator Gardner                     Senator Tester
Senator Young

    The Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and 
Security dedicated itself to advancing legislation to make 
aviation safer and more secure for the flying public.
    Following a comprehensive series of hearings to examine the 
wide-ranging issues for consideration in the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) reauthorization, the subcommittee 
developed and considered the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017 
(S. 1405). In parallel to the drafting of that safety and 
infrastructure legislation, the subcommittee also held hearings 
on improving aviation security and on oversight of the 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that informed the 
development of the TSA Modernization Act (S. 1872).
    After extensive bipartisan and bicameral negotiations, key 
features of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017 and the TSA 
Modernization Act were included in H.R. 302, the legislative 
vehicle for the FAA and TSA reauthorizations. Key provisions of 
the Committee-passed S. 1405 that were included as part of H.R. 
302 address airline safety, funding for airport infrastructure, 
the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into 
the National Airspace System, rural access to the aviation 
network, and improving consumer protections for the traveling 
public. Similarly, security provisions from the TSA 
Modernization Act that reform the TSA's organizational 
structure, advance deployment of improved screening 
technologies and explosive detection canines, promote security 
in public areas, and mitigate airport security delays were also 
included within H.R. 302.
    The Senate approved H.R. 302 by a vote of 93-to-6, and the 
bill became Public Law 115-254.
    The subcommittee also assisted in the development of the 
Preventing Emerging Threats Act, which provides certain UAS-
mitigation authorities to the Departments of Homeland Security 
and Justice, and the National Transportation Safety Board 
Reauthorization Act (S. 2202), both of which were enacted as 
divisions of Public Law 115-254.

                                HEARINGS

    This subcommittee held 9 hearings during the 115th 
Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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February 16, 2017                            Stakeholder Perspectives on Improving TSA for the Security of the
                                              Traveling Public (S.Hrg. 115-42)
March 15, 2017*                              Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integrations, Successes, and
                                              Challenges (S.Hrg. 115-62)
March 23, 2017                               FAA Reauthorization: Perspectives on Improving Airport
                                              Infrastructure and Aviation Manufacturing (S.Hrg. 115-64)
April 6, 2017                                FAA Reauthorization: Perspectives on Rural Air Service and the
                                              General Aviation Community (S.Hrg. 115-66)
May 4, 2017                                  Questions, Answers, and Perspectives on the Current State of
                                              Airline Travel (S.Hrg. 115-154)
June 7, 2017*                                FAA Reauthorization: Administration Perspectives (S.Hrg. 115-221)
September 28, 2017                           TSA Modernization: Improvements to Aviation Security (S.Hrg. 115-
                                              436)
May 8, 2018                                  Keeping Pace With Innovation--Update on the Safe Integration of
                                              Unmanned Aircraft Systems Into the Airspace
September 5, 2018*                           Keeping Our Skies Secure: Oversight of the Transportation Security
                                              Administration
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*Full Committee hearing.

   E. Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the 
                               Internet 


                  MEMBERS DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS\5\

        Republicans:                  Democrats:
Senator Wicker (Chairman)           Senator Schatz (Ranking)
Senator Blunt                       Senator Cantwell
Senator Cruz                        Senator Klobuchar
Senator Fischer                     Senator Blumenthal
Senator Moran                       Senator Markey
Senator Sullivan                    Senator Udall
Senator Heller                      Senator Peters
Senator Inhofe                      Senator Baldwin
Senator Lee                         Senator Duckworth
Senator Johnson                     Senator Hassan
Senator Capito                      Senator Cortez Masto
Senator Gardner                     Senator Tester
Senator Young
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    \5\ Senator Jon Tester joined the subcommittee on January 9, 2018, 
following the departure of Senator Cory A. Booker, who served on the 
subcommittee from October 31, 2013, until January 8, 2018.

    The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, 
and the Internet worked on legislative items to advance next-
generation broadband services, reauthorize the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) for the first time in nearly 30 
years, and protect individuals by cracking down on the use of 
websites for illegal sex trafficking.
    With the passage of MOBILE NOW (S. 19) as part of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141), the 
Committee made a down payment on the spectrum and 
infrastructure needs essential to securing American leadership 
in the race for 5G. MOBILE NOW streamlines deployment on 
Federal lands, encourages more efficient deployment in rights 
of way, promotes availability of mid-band spectrum for both 
licensed and unlicensed use, and prepares for mobile use of 
high-band spectrum. MOBILE NOW requires that the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration and the 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) identify a total of at 
least 255 megahertz of Federal and non-Federal spectrum for 
mobile and fixed wireless broadband use, securing spectrum for 
both licensed and unlicensed use.
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 reauthorizes the 
FCC for the first time in 28 years, a long-overdue step in 
exercising oversight of this important agency.
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 contains a number 
of additional provisions designed to do the following: give law 
enforcement and the FCC additional authority to stop fraudulent 
telephone calls from persons using false caller identification 
information; speed the recovery of communications 
infrastructure after natural disasters; require the FCC to 
standardize its wireless coverage data; and provide support 
necessary to ensure successful completion of the broadcast 
incentive auction spectrum repack.
    Kari's Law (P.L. 115-127), signed into law in February 
2018, requires that most new multi-line phone systems, such as 
those commonly found in hotels, schools, and hospitals, allow 
direct dialing to 9-1-1. This is designed to allow immediate 
access to emergency services in circumstances where callers may 
not be familiar with requirements to dial some prefix, as is 
often the case with multi-line systems.
    With enactment of the Improving Rural Call Quality and 
Reliability Act (P.L. 115-129), the Committee has given Federal 
regulators powerful new tools to address the problems of poor 
call quality and dropped calls in rural America, a problem 
threatening the safety and economic well-being of America's 
rural communities.
    The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex 
Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA) was signed into law on April 
11, 2018 (P.L. 115-164), and includes the text of the Stop 
Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693; SESTA). The Act creates 
new accountability for websites hosting ads posted by sex 
traffickers, allows State attorneys general to prosecute 
websites that knowingly facilitate trafficking, and enhances 
criminal penalties for traffickers. Prior to the law's 
enactment, the Committee held a legislative hearing on SESTA on 
September 19, 2017, that examined efforts to protect children 
and other vulnerable individuals from criminal exploitation 
involving online platforms as well as potential impacts on the 
operation of the Internet.
    The National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017 (P.L. 
115-233), signed into law on August 14, 2018, will assess if 
implementing a nationwide, dedicated, three-digit dialing code 
for suicide prevention and mental health (akin to 911 and 411) 
would be beneficial in preventing suicides. It requires the 
FCC, in consultation with the Assistant Secretary for Mental 
Health and Substance Use at the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), to 
conduct a study to explore the effects of using a three-digit 
dialing code, similar to 911, for a national suicide prevention 
and mental health crisis line. It will examine the 
effectiveness of the current National Suicide Prevention 
Lifeline, including how well it addresses the needs of 
veterans.
    The Committee had before it the Streamlining The Rapid 
Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure 
Necessary to Enhance Small Cell Deployment Act (S. 3157) or the 
STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act. The STREAMLINE Small Cell 
Deployment Act represents the critical next step to ensuring 
America retains leadership in next-generation 
telecommunications. It seeks to eliminate bureaucratic red tape 
and excessive government fees unnecessarily slowing the 
deployment of small cell networks while preserving important 
local authority over safety and aesthetics and ensuring 
localities can seek compensation for direct and reasonable 
costs.
    As part of the full Committee's oversight responsibilities, 
the subcommittee led a hearing to examine policy issues before 
the FCC and review the Commission's ongoing duties and 
responsibilities. The subcommittee convened a hearing entitled 
``There's an App for That: Trends in Mobile Technologies'' that 
allowed members to discuss the state of the mobile app economy 
and its role in fostering job creation, innovation, and 
technology investment in the United States.
    International Internet policies impacting the 
competitiveness and investment of U.S. businesses domestically 
and abroad in the global digital economy were discussed during 
the subcommittee's hearing entitled ``The Internet and Digital 
Communications: Examining the Impact of Global Internet 
Governance.'' The subcommittee also held a hearing entitled 
``Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Investing in Next 
Generation Broadband'' that reviewed lessons learned from past 
programs to advance telecommunication capabilities while 
looking forward to future initiatives to help close the digital 
divide.

                                HEARINGS

    This subcommittee held 22 hearings, including 3 field 
hearings, during the 115th Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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March 2, 2017                                Exploring the Value of Spectrum to the U.S. Economy (S.Hrg. 115-90)
March 8, 2017*                               Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (S.Hrg. 115-138)
May 3, 2017*                                 Investing in America's Broadband Infrastructure: Exploring Ways to
                                              Reduce Barriers to Deployment (S.Hrg. 115-153)
June 20, 2017                                The Universal Service Fund and Rural Broadband Investment (S.Hrg.
                                              115-280)
July 20, 2017                                An Update on FirstNet (S.Hrg. 115-479)
September 6, 2017*                           Risk of Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Communications
                                              Commission's Lifeline Program
September 19, 2017*                          S. 1693, The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017
October 13, 2017*                            Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in the Granite State
October 25, 2017*                            The Commercial Satellite Industry: What's Up and What's on the
                                              Horizon
November 7, 2017                             Advancing the Internet of Things in Rural America
December 12, 2017                            Digital Decision-Making: The Building Blocks of Machine Learning
                                              and Artificial Intelligence
January 25, 2018*                            This Is Not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems
March 13, 2018                               Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Investing in Next Generation
                                              Broadband
April 5, 2018*                               Hawaii False Missile Alert: What Happened and What Should We Do
                                              Next?
April 18, 2018*                              Abusive Robocalls and How We Can Stop Them
May 15, 2018                                 There's an App for That: Trends in Mobile Technologies
June 13, 2018*                               Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information
                                              Administration
July 25, 2018*                               The Race to 5G: Exploring Spectrum Needs to Maintain U.S. Global
                                              Leadership
July 31, 2018                                The Internet and Digital Communications: Examining the Impact of
                                              Global Internet Governance
August 16, 2018*                             Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
October 4, 2018*                             Broadband: Opportunities and Challenges in Rural America
October 12, 2018*                            The Race to 5G: A View From the Field
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*Full Committee hearing.
 Field hearing.

F. Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and 
                             Data Security 


                  MEMBERS DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS\6\

        Republicans:                  Democrats:
Senator Moran (Chairman)            Senator Blumenthal (Ranking)
Senator Blunt                       Senator Klobuchar
Senator Cruz                        Senator Markey
Senator Fischer                     Senator Udall
Senator Heller                      Senator Duckworth
Senator Inhofe                      Senator Hassan
Senator Lee                         Senator Cortez Masto
Senator Capito                      Senator Schatz
Senator Young
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    \6\ Senator Brian Schatz joined the subcommittee on January 9, 
2018, following the departure of Senator Cory A. Booker, who served on 
the subcommittee from October 31, 2013, until January 8, 2018.

    The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, 
Insurance, and Data Security worked to protect consumers from 
unfair and deceptive practices by, among other things, 
investigating and exposing a ``robocall mastermind'' who was 
contributing to the scourge of unsolicited robocalls, holding 
firms accountable for failing to protect consumer privacy, and 
legislating and conducting oversight in response to troubling 
revelations about sexual abuse in Olympic and amateur sports.
    The United States Center for Safe Sport Authorization Act 
(S. 1426) was referred to the Committee under the 
subcommittee's jurisdiction and ultimately became part of 
Public Law 115-126 after being merged with S. 534, a bill 
introduced by Senator Feinstein. The Act addresses the response 
to and prevention of sexual abuse of minors and amateur 
athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to 
law enforcement and authorizing the United States Center for 
Safe Sport to serve as an independent entity to safeguard 
amateur athletes against abuse, including emotional, physical 
and sexual abuse in sports.
    Other legislation reported favorably out of Committee that 
falls within the subcommittee's jurisdiction includes: S. 118, 
the Reinforcing American Made Products Act; S. 374, the 
Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion 
Act; and S. 2842, the Opioid Addiction Recovery Fraud 
Prevention Act.
    In addition to legislation, the subcommittee was 
particularly active with respect to oversight of Olympic and 
amateur sports in the aftermath of the conviction of Dr. Larry 
Nasser, a former physician for the U.S.A. Gymnastics team, on 
Federal child pornography charges, and allegations of sexual 
abuse of hundreds of child athletes over decades. The 
subcommittee held three oversight hearings on the matter, at 
one point subpoenaing the appearance of the former chief 
executive officer of U.S.A. Gymnastics (who ultimately asserted 
his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination) and the 
former president of Michigan State University, where Dr. Nasser 
was an assistant professor and team physician.
    The subcommittee also has diligently worked to enhance 
driver safety by reporting favorably S. 1885, the American 
Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of 
Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act. This bill is 
intended to advance the development and deployment of highly 
automated vehicles in a safe and responsible manner, while 
avoiding unreasonable restrictions on the introduction of the 
technology into interstate commerce.
    As part of its oversight responsibilities, the subcommittee 
contributed significantly to a joint Commerce Committee and 
Judiciary Committee hearing with Facebook chief executive 
officer Mark Zuckerberg entitled ``Facebook, Social Media 
Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data'' held on April 10, 
2018. The subcommittee also convened a follow-on hearing 
entitled ``Cambridge Analytica and Other Facebook Partners: 
Examining Data Privacy Risks.'' In addition to these hearings, 
the subcommittee also contributed significantly to a full 
committee hearing entitled ``Protecting Consumers in the Era of 
Major Data Breaches'' that featured testimony from the current 
and former chief executive officers of Equifax and Yahoo! 
regarding the data breaches affecting hundreds of millions of 
consumers. The subcommittee also convened a hearing entitled 
``Data Security and Bug Bounty Programs: Lessons Learned from 
the Uber Breach and Security Researchers.'' These hearings 
represented a part of the Committee's efforts to hold firms 
accountable for failing to protect consumer privacy.
    The subcommittee also substantially contributed to the full 
committee hearing entitled, ``Abusive Robocalls and How We Can 
Stop Them,'' that featured a subpoenaed witness who faced $120 
million in penalties from the FCC.

                               HEARINGS 

    This subcommittee held 23 hearings, including 1 field 
hearing and 1 joint hearing, during the 115th Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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March 21, 2017                               Staying A Step Ahead: Fighting Back Against Scams Used to Defraud
                                              Americans (S.Hrg. 115-139)
March 22, 2017*                              The Promises and Perils of Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity
                                              (S.Hrg. 115-140)
May 17, 2017*                                Current Issues in American Sports: Protecting the Health and Safety
                                              of American Athletes (S.Hrg. 115-218)
May 24, 2017                                 Pool Safety: The Tenth Anniversary of the Virginia Graeme Baker
                                              Pool and Spa Safety Act (S.Hrg. 115-220)
June 14, 2017*                               Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles (S.Hrg. 115-279)
August 3, 2017                               Insurance Fraud in America: Current Issues Facing Industry and
                                              Consumers (S.Hrg. 115-431)
September 26, 2017                           FTC Stakeholder Perspectives: Reform Proposals to Improve Fairness,
                                              Innovation, and Consumer Welfare
November 8, 2017*                            Protecting Consumers in the Era of Major Data Breaches
November 14, 2017                            Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming
January 17, 2018*                            Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough? (S.Hrg. 115-316)
January 24, 2018*                            Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies
February 6, 2018                             Data Security and Bug Bounty Programs: Lessons Learned From the
                                              Uber Breach and Security Researchers
March 20, 2018*                              Update on NHTSA and Automaker Efforts to Repair Defective Takata
                                              Air Bag Inflators
April 10, 2018*                              Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data
April 18, 2018                               Olympic Abuse: The Role of National Governing Bodies in Protecting
                                              Our Athletes
June 5, 2018                                 Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics: Ensuring a Safe
                                              and Secure Environment for Our Athletes
June 19, 2018                                Cambridge Analytica and Other Face
July 11, 2018*                               Complex Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Lessons Learned From Spectre
                                              and Meltdown
July 24, 2018                                Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward
                                              With Solutions
September 26, 2018*                          Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy
October 3, 2018                              Protecting U.S. Amateur Athletes: Examining Abuse Prevention
                                              Efforts Across the Olympic Movement
October 10, 2018*                            Consumer Data Privacy: Examining Lessons From the European Union's
                                              General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer
                                              Privacy Act
November 27, 2018                            Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission
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*Full Committee hearing.
 Field hearing.
Joint hearing with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

  G. Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard\7\

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    \7\H.R. 6452, a bill to implement the Convention on the 
Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the 
North Pacific Ocean, to implement the Convention on the Conservation 
and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific 
Ocean, and for other purposes, was not referred to the Committee, but 
became Public Law 114-327.
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                MEMBERS DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS\8,\\9\

        Republicans:                  Democrats:
Senator Sullivan (Chairman)         Senator Baldwin (Ranking)
Senator Wicker                      Senator Cantwell
Senator Fischer                     Senator Blumenthal
Senator Inhofe                      Senator Schatz
Senator Lee                         Senator Markey
Senator Johnson                     Senator Peters
Senator Gardner
Senator Young
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    \8\Senator Tammy Baldwin became the ranking member on the 
subcommittee for the 115th Congress on January 9, 2018, following 
Senator Gary Peters, who served as the ranking member on the 
subcommittee for the 115th Congress until January 8, 2018.
    \9\Senator Cory A. Booker served on the subcommittee for the 115th 
Congress until January 8, 2018.

    The Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and 
Coast Guard passed legislation in all areas of the 
subcommittee's jurisdiction. Major legislation improving the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's weather 
prediction and Coast Guard's regulation of ballast water were 
priorities, but bills addressing issues as diverse as harmful 
algal blooms and recreational fisheries were also enacted into 
law.

                                WEATHER

    The Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 
(P.L. 115-25) was enacted on April 18, 2018. This comprehensive 
legislation directs the National Weather Service to improve 
seasonal to subseasonal weather forecasting, which will allow 
farmers and ranchers to make more informed business decisions. 
It also authorizes funding for weather research, provides 
programmatic direction for the National Weather Service, 
improves forecast communication for severe weather, and 
improves the current watch and warning system. The legislation 
was developed over several Congresses with over 100 stakeholder 
meetings, several hearings, and multiple bills earlier 
contributing to Public Law 115-25.
    The National Integrated Drought Information System 
Reauthorization Act of 2018 was enacted on January 7, 2019 
(P.L. 115-423), and authorizes funding for the National 
Integrated Drought Information System. It also requires the 
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to 
develop a strategy for a national coordinated soil moisture 
monitoring.

                                  FISH

    H.R. 4528, a bill to make technical amendments that clarify 
an exemption in the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 (16 
U.S.C. 1827a; Act of 2012), was enacted as Public Law 115-228 
on August 2, 2018. The Act corrects a drafting error in the Act 
of 2012 and specifies that billfish can only be landed and 
retained in Hawaii, thus ensuring billfish are not routed 
through Hawaii and sold to the U.S. mainland.

                              COAST GUARD

    The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 
was enacted on December 4, 2018 (P.L. 115-282). This 
comprehensive legislation authorizes funding for the Coast 
Guard's operating expenses, procurements, and other major 
accounts, as well as an end-of-year strength for Active Duty 
personnel, for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The Act contains 
over 20 legislative requests from the Coast Guard, several of 
which give Coast Guard parity with the other military services, 
including hiring and contracting authority and defense against 
unmanned aerial systems. The Act also provides the Coast Guard 
enhanced maritime law enforcement and national defense 
authorities to protect U.S. vessels and critical assets from 
surface and airborne threats.

                                  VIDA

    The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) was enacted on 
December 4, 2018, as part of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-282). This Act provides a 
nationwide uniform standard for vessel discharges and ballast 
water standards. It replaces an inconsistent and unmanageable 
patchwork of standards for each State or port. National 
standards provide predictability for the maritime industry and 
technology providers that will encourage investment in 
innovative systems that both ease commerce and improve 
environmental protection.

                                HEARINGS

    This subcommittee held 23 hearings, including 4 field 
hearings, during the 115th Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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March 22, 2017                               State of the Coast Guard: Ensuring Military, National Security, and
                                              Enforcement Capability and Readiness (S.Hrg. 115-63)
April 10, 2017*                              Extreme Weather and Coastal Flooding: What Is Happening Now What Is
                                              the Future Risk, and What Can We Do About It? (S.Hrg. 115-67)
June 27, 2017                                Marine Sanctuaries: Fisheries, Access, the Environment, and
                                              Maritime Heritage (S.Hrg. 115-224)
July 25, 2017                                Efforts on Marine Debris in the Oceans and Great Lakes (S.Hrg. 115-
                                              225)
August 1, 2017                               Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
                                              Management Act: NOAA and Council Perspectives
August 10, 2017*                             Threats Facing Florida's Tourism Driven Economy (S.Hrg. 115-226)
August 23, 2017*                             Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
                                              Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and
                                              Challenges (S.Hrg. 115-432)
September 12, 2017                           Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
                                              Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and
                                              Challenges (S.Hrg. 115-433)
October 24, 2017                             Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
                                              Management Act: Fisheries Science
October 31, 2017                             Exploring Native American Subsistence Rights and International
                                              Treaties
November 16, 2017                            Coast Guard Readiness: How Far Can We Stretch Our Nation's Only
                                              Multi-Mission, Military Force?
December 12, 2017                            National Ocean Policy: Stakeholder Perspectives
January 30, 2018*                            Growing the Future: Opportunities to Support Domestic Seafood
                                              Through Aquaculture
April 12, 2018*                              Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane Season? Status of Preparation
                                              and Response Capabilities for 2018
April 25, 2018                               Enhancing the Marine Mammal Protection Act
June 5, 2018                                 A Decade of the Digital Coast Partnership Program: Successes and
                                              Opportunities
July 18, 2018*                               SHARKS!
July 24, 2018                                NOAA's Blue Economy Initiative: Supporting Commerce in American
                                              Oceans and Great Lakes
August 28, 2018                              Harmful Algal Blooms: The Impact on Our Nation's Waters
September 18, 2018                           Fish Fights: An Examination of Conflicts Over Ocean Resources
October 11, 2018                             The Future of the Fleets: Coast Guard and NOAA Ship
                                              Recapitalization
October 20, 2018                             The State of Our Salmon
December 6, 2018                             Preparing for Maritime Transportation in a Changing Arctic
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*Full Committee hearing.
 Field hearing.

        H. Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness 


                   MEMBERS DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS

        Republicans:                  Democrats:
Senator Cruz (Chairman)             Senator Markey (Ranking)
Senator Moran                       Senator Schatz
Senator Sullivan                    Senator Udall
Senator Lee                         Senator Peters
Senator Johnson                     Senator Baldwin
Senator Capito                      Senator Hassan
Senator Gardner

    The Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness 
held hearings setting the stage for legislation directing 
policies and streamlining regulations developed by the agencies 
under its jurisdiction. The subcommittee has been especially 
active on civil space issues this Congress and spent much time 
devoted to understanding the regulatory barriers that affect 
U.S. companies' abilities to compete globally in the commercial 
space sector. Building on the hearing record and oversight 
efforts, Subcommittee Chairman Cruz, Subcommittee Ranking 
Member Markey, along with full Committee Ranking Member Nelson, 
introduced S. 3277, the Space Frontier Act of 2018, on July 25, 
2018. Seen as supplemental to the U.S. Commercial Space Launch 
Competitiveness Act (P.L. 114-90), S. 3277 would streamline and 
reform the regulatory framework for commercial space launch and 
reentry operations, Earth observation operations, and sustain 
the utilization of the International Space Station (ISS). An 
amended version of S. 3277 passed the Senate by unanimous 
consent on December 20, 2018.
    Building off the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act of 2017 
(P.L. 115-10), which was signed into law at the beginning of 
the 115th Congress, the subcommittee spent time examining 
NASA's plans for the future, with a heightened focus on the 
role of the ISS and NASA's plans for human exploration of our 
solar system. These efforts informed S. 3799, the NASA 
Authorization Act of 2018, which the subcommittee introduced on 
December 19, 2018.
    The subcommittee also met with numerous stakeholders to 
inform the development of legislation prioritizing quantum 
information science. S. 3143, the National Quantum Initiative 
Act, was introduced by Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson 
on June 26, 2018, and a House companion, H.R. 6227, was enacted 
on December 21, 2018 (P.L. 115-368). S. 3143 would prioritize 
and coordinate Federal quantum research, facilitate development 
of quantum standards and measures, create a stronger workforce 
pipeline to maintain U.S. economic and national security, and 
ultimately give the United States a competitive advantage in 
key emerging technologies. The bill was ordered to be reported 
on August 1, 2018.
    Finally, the subcommittee refined and facilitated the mark-
up of cybersecurity legislation at the full Committee, leading 
to enactment of both S. 754, the Cyber Scholarship 
Opportunities Act, and S. 770, the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity 
Act, in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2018 (P.L. 115-91) and John S. McCain National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 115-232).

                                HEARINGS

    The subcommittee held 10 hearings during the 115th 
Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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March 29, 2017*                              Closing the Skills Gap and Boosting U.S. Competitiveness (S.Hrg.
                                              115-152)
April 26, 2017                               Reopening the American Frontier: Reducing Regulatory Barriers and
                                              Expanding American Free Enterprise in Space (S.Hrg. 115-68)
May 23, 2017                                 Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space
                                              Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space
                                              (S.Hrg. 115-219)
July 13, 2017                                Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between
                                              Commercial Space and the U.S. Government to Advance Exploration
                                              and Settlement (S.Hrg. 115-283)
January 30, 2018*                            One Year Later: The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act
May 16, 2018                                 Examining the Future of the International Space Station:
                                              Administration Perspectives
June 6, 2018                                 Examining the Future of the International Space Station:
                                              Stakeholder Perspectives
July 25, 2018                                Destination Mars: Putting American Boots on the Surface of the Red
                                              Planet
August 1, 2018                               The Search for Life: Utilizing Science to Explore Our Solar System
                                              and Make New Discoveries
September 26, 2018                           Global Space Race: Ensuring the United States Remains the Leader in
                                              Space
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*Full Committee hearing.

     I. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine 
                  Infrastructure, Safety and Security


                 MEMBERS DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS\10\

        Republicans:                  Democrats:
Senator Fischer (Chairman)          Senator Peters (Ranking)
Senator Wicker                      Senator Cantwell
Senator Blunt                       Senator Klobuchar
Senator Heller                      Senator Blumenthal
Senator Inhofe                      Senator Udall
Senator Johnson                     Senator Baldwin
Senator Capito                      Senator Duckworth
Senator Gardner                     Senator Hassan
Senator Young
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    \10\Senator Gary Peters became the ranking member of the 
subcommittee for the 115th Congress on January 9, 2018, following the 
departure of Senator Cory A. Booker, who served as the ranking member 
of the subcommittee for the 115th Congress until January 8, 2018.

    The Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant 
Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security contributed to the 
enactment of several transportation-related bills in the 115th 
Congress, as described below.

                                 MARAD

    Two reauthorizations of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) 
became law. S. 1096, Maritime Administration Authorization and 
Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2018, introduced by Senator 
Fischer and co-sponsored by Senator Booker, strengthened sexual 
assault and harassment prevention and response at the United 
States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and provided the USMMA 
with tools to improve operational flexibility and faculty 
retention; it was enacted as part of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (P.L. 115-91). S. 2717, 
Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act for 
Fiscal Year 2019, introduced by Senator Fischer and co-
sponsored by Senator Peters, authorized the National Security 
Multi-Mission Vessel Program, implemented Department of 
Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) 
recommendations to improve protections and incident reporting 
related to sexual assault and harassment, and improved merchant 
mariner training; it was enacted as part of the John S. McCain 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 
115-232).

                           HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    S. 1532, No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, introduced 
by Senator Thune and cosponsored by Senators Klobuchar, Nelson, 
Cornyn, Rubio, Blumenthal, and Heller, became law on January 8, 
2018 (P.L. 115-106), and permanently disqualifies an individual 
from operating a commercial motor vehicle who uses the vehicle 
in committing a felony involving a severe form of human 
trafficking. Furthermore, S. 1536, Combating Human Trafficking 
in Commercial Vehicles Act, introduced by Senator Klobuchar and 
cosponsored by Senators Thune, Nelson, Cornyn, Rubio, 
Blumenthal, and Heller, passed into law on January 3, 2018 
(P.L. 115-99), and designates a human trafficking prevention 
coordinator at the DOT and increases outreach, education, and 
reporting efforts at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration.

                       TRUCKING JOBS FOR VETERANS

    S. 1393, Jobs for Our Heroes Act, introduced by Senator 
Cornyn and cosponsored by Senators Warren, Tillis, Nelson, 
Duckworth, Thune, Hassan, Inhofe, Shaheen, Sullivan, 
Blumenthal, and King, became law on January 8, 2018 (P.L. 115-
105). Public Law 115-105 expands VA medical professionals who 
may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible 
veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation 
of a commercial motor vehicle as well as allow individuals who 
are currently serving in either the armed services or reserve 
components to use relevant military experience and training to 
fulfill CDL requirements.

                                  NTSB

    S. 2202, National Transportation Board Reauthorization Act 
of 2017, introduced by Senator Thune and co-sponsored by 
Senators Nelson, Fischer, Booker, Blunt, and Cantwell, was 
included in the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 302) enacted into 
law on October 5, 2018. Specifically, the Act increases 
transparency by requiring the NTSB to disclose the methodology 
underlying the selection of safety recommendations and by 
requiring the NTSB to publish a report on the process it uses 
to prioritize and select safety recommendations included in the 
agency's biennial Most Wanted List. The Act also enhances 
certain agency investigation authorities by adding still images 
to existing law regarding the disclosure of transcripts and 
written depictions of visual information.

                           PORT IMPROVEMENTS

    S. 3273, Port Operations, Research, and Technology Act, 
introduced by Senator Wicker and co-sponsored by Senator 
Baldwin, sought to enhance a port infrastructure development 
program by improving its project selection criteria, match 
requirements, and project eligibilities; it was reported to the 
Senate on August 20, 2018. In addition, the Federal Maritime 
Commission Authorization Act of 2017 (S. 1119), introduced by 
Senator Fischer, sought to enhance the authorities of the 
Commission to ensure a competitive and reliable international 
ocean transportation supply system; it was included in the 
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017 (S. 1129) reported to the 
Senate on June 5, 2017.

                                OPIOIDS

    S. 2848, Fighting Opioid Abuse in Transportation Act, 
introduced by Senator Thune, was included in the SUPPORT for 
Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) enacted into law on 
October 24, 2018. Specifically, the Act improves drug and 
alcohol testing requirements for transportation workers by: 
extending testing requirements to rail mechanical employees; 
setting a deadline for the issuance of oral fluid testing 
guidelines; increasing the transparency of testing data; 
promoting accountability for the issuance of regulatory actions 
required by prior statutes; and requiring mandatory testing 
guidelines to include fentanyl on the drug testing panel if 
justified.

                              DOT REPORTS

    S. 3367, DOT Reports Harmonization Act, introduced by 
Senator Thune, became law on January 3, 2019. The Act amends 
certain transportation-related reporting requirements to 
improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and 
promote transparency. The Act ensures that the public has 
greater access to information compiled by DOT by requiring the 
agency to make certain reports publicly available. The Act also 
helps save agency resources by setting sunset dates for certain 
DOT-related Federal advisory councils and committees that are, 
or will be, no longer active.

                     SURFACE AND MARITIME SECURITY

    The Surface and Maritime Transportation Security Act was 
enacted as part of the TSA Modernization Act (Division K of the 
FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, P.L. 115-254) on October 8, 
2018. This Act addresses deficiencies in the Transportation 
Security Administration's (TSA's) efforts to protect rail, 
transit, highway, and maritime passenger and freight 
transportation, including by requiring risk-based security 
assessments that link threats with security strategy and 
budgeting, as well as enhancing coordination between 
Transportation Security Administration and Coast Guard, and 
addressing cybersecurity threats in ports.

                               KNIFE BILL

    S. 1092, the InterState Transportation Act was passed by 
the Senate on December 11, 2018. This measure would permit an 
individual to transport a knife for any lawful purpose between 
two places (e.g., States) where it is legal to possess and 
carry such knife, as long as certain security requirements are 
met. The measure also would prohibit the arrest or detention of 
an individual for a knife violation unless there is probable 
cause to believe the individual failed to comply with specified 
requirements. An individual may assert compliance with this 
bill's requirements as a claim or defense in any civil or 
criminal action or proceeding.

                               HEARINGS 

    This subcommittee held 16 hearings, including 2 field 
hearings, during the 115th Congress.

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                    Date                                                    Title
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February 15, 2017                            Moving America: Stakeholder Perspectives on Our Multimodal
                                              Transportation System (S.Hrg. 115-41)
March 1, 2017*                               Connecting America: Improving Access to Infrastructure for
                                              Communities Across the Country (S.Hrg. 115-60)
March 14, 2017                               Continuing to Improve Truck Safety on Our Nation's Highways (S.Hrg.
                                              115-61)
April 4, 2017                                Keeping Goods Moving: Continuing to Enhance Multimodal Freight
                                              Policy and Infrastructure (S.Hrg. 115-65)
May 9, 2017                                  Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges for the
                                              Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission (S.Hrg.
                                              115-155)
July 12, 2017*                               Force Multipliers: How Transportation and Supply Chain Stakeholders
                                              Are Combating Human Trafficking (S.Hrg. 115-282)
September 13, 2017*                          Transportation Innovation: Automated Trucks and Our Nation's
                                              Highways (S.Hrg. 115-434)
January 23, 2018                             Surface Transportation Security: Addressing Current and Emerging
                                              Threats
March 1, 2018*                               Implementation of Positive Train Control
March 13, 2018                               Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: State and Local
                                              Transportation Needs
March 14, 2018*                              Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives
April, 24, 2018                              Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges
August 20, 2018*                             Pipeline Safety in the Great Lakes: Incident Prevention and
                                              Response Efforts at the Straits of Mackinac
September 13, 2018*                          Transportation of Tomorrow: Emerging Technologies That Will Move
                                              America
October 3, 2018*                             Implementation of Positive Train Control
November 26, 2018*                           Pipeline Safety in the Merrimack Valley: Incident Prevention and
                                              Response
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*Full Committee hearing.
 Field hearing.

                      J. Legislation and Oversight

    The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
the Senate conducted a variety of oversight activities, ranging 
from investigations of alleged data misuse by social media and 
other technology firms, to an investigation of Olympic and 
amateur sports in the aftermath of the conviction of Dr. Larry 
Nasser, a former physician for the U.S.A. Gymnastics team, on 
Federal child pornography charges, and allegations of sexual 
abuse of hundreds of child athletes over decades.
    At the beginning of each year, Committee staff meet with 
the inspector general of each agency under the Committee's 
jurisdiction to review the previous year and to receive a 
briefing on plans for the year ahead. In addition, the 
Committee sent over a dozen oversight letters to a variety of 
government and private sector entities.

                                OLYMPICS

    On March 2, 2017, Chairman Thune and Subcommittee Chairman 
Moran sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) 
raising questions about USOC's handling of sexual abuse 
allegations in taekwondo, gymnastics, speedskating, swimming, 
and cycling. Soon thereafter, on May 17, 2017, Chairman Thune 
convened a full committee hearing entitled ``Current Issues in 
American Sports: Protecting the Health and Safety of American 
Athletes'' to explore a number of issues affecting the health, 
safety, and well-being of American athletes. At that hearing, 
Safesport president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shellie 
Pfohl testified about her work to prevent sexual misconduct in 
the Olympic movement and the establishment of her organization 
in 2017 to serve as an independent entity to investigate and 
adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct within the National 
Governing Bodies.
    On January 25, 2018, Subcommittee Chairman Moran and 
Ranking Member Blumenthal sent letters to USA Gymnastics 
(USAG), USOC, and Michigan State University (MSU) requesting 
written responses and documents regarding systemic failures to 
protect athletes from sexual abuse. After receiving responses 
from each of these entities, Senator Moran conducted three 
oversight hearings. For one of these hearings, Chairman Thune 
issued a subpoena for the appearance of the former chief 
executive officer of USAG (who ultimately asserted his Fifth 
Amendment right against self-incrimination) and the former 
president of Michigan State University, where Dr. Nasser was an 
assistant professor and team physician.

                                EQUIFAX

    On September 8, 2017, the Committee sent an investigation 
letter to Equifax CEO Richard Smith, regarding the data 
security incident Equifax disclosed on September 7, 2017, when 
the firm announced that it had identified a ``cybersecurity 
incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. 
consumers'' and that the information accessed includes 
sensitive personal information such as names, Social Security 
numbers, birth dates, addresses, and some driver's license 
numbers. Equifax also announced that ``credit card numbers for 
approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute 
documents with personal identifying information for 
approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.'' Equifax 
provided a staff briefing on September 20, 2017, and submitted 
a written response on September 25, 2017.
    On November 8, 2017, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Protecting Consumers in the Era of Major Data Breaches,'' 
where the interim CEO for Equifax testified, as well as the 
former Equifax CEO, Richard Smith. Of note, former Yahoo! CEO 
Marissa Mayer also testified under subpoena at the same hearing 
to discuss multiple data breaches affecting over 3 billion user 
accounts. While the Yahoo! breaches are larger in terms of 
affected consumers, the Equifax breach is much more severe 
given the sensitive nature of the consumer information 
compromised.

                               ROBOCALLS

    October 10, 2017, the Committee sent an investigation 
letter and request for documents to Adrian Abramovich regarding 
the Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Apparent 
Liability for Forfeiture, which found Mr. Abramovich apparently 
liable for $120 million in penalties for perpetrating one of 
the largest spoofed robocall campaigns the FCC had ever 
investigated. A response was requested by October 24, 2017, but 
Mr. Abramovich failed to respond. On November 3, 2017, Mr. 
Abramovich, through his counsel, informed the Committee that he 
would not be responding.
    On March 14, 2018, the Committee sent an invitation letter 
to Mr. Abramovich requesting his voluntary appearance at a 
hearing scheduled for April 18, 2018. On March 19, 2018, Mr. 
Abramovich, through his counsel, declined the invitation. On 
March 28, 2018, the Committee subpoenaed Mr. Abramovich, 
requiring his appearance before the Committee on April 18, 
2018.
    On April 18, 2018, the Committee convened a hearing 
entitled ``Abusive Robocalls and How We Can Stop Them'' where 
Mr. Abramovich sought to assert his Fifth Amendment right to 
refuse to testify on the grounds that he might incriminate 
himself, while also providing several pages of written 
testimony and at times answering questions posed at the hearing 
to such an extent that he may have waived his Fifth Amendment 
privilege.

                                  UBER

    On November 21, 2017, Uber disclosed publicly that it 
learned in November 2016 that it had suffered a data security 
incident that began on October 13, 2016, and ended no later 
than November 15, 2016. On November 27, 2017, the Committee 
sent a letter to Uber requesting information regarding the 
nature of the data breach. The incident involved archived 
copies of Uber databases and files located on Uber's private 
cloud data storage environment on Amazon Web Services. 
Information pertaining to approximately 57 million users (both 
riders and drivers) worldwide, was compromised. Uber's security 
team contacted the outside actors responsible for the incident 
and agreed to pay the money demanded by these individuals via 
Uber's ``bug bounty'' program in exchange for an agreement to 
delete the data. Uber failed to disclose the incident to the 
appropriate parties. Uber responded to the Committee's letter 
on December 11, 2017.
    On February 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Consumer 
Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security held a 
hearing entitled ``Data Security and Bug Bounty Programs: 
Lessons Learned from the Uber Breach and Security 
Researchers.'' Uber's Chief Information Security Officer, John 
Flynn, testified at the hearing to discuss the October 2016 
Uber data breach and the allegations of impermissible payments 
by Uber to conceal the security incident.

                                 APPLE

    On January 9, 2018, the Committee sent a letter to the CEO 
of Apple, Inc. regarding Apple's acknowledgment that it took 
steps to slow the processing performance of older iPhones, 
prompting concerns among consumers about ``planned 
obsolescence'' of these devices. Apple provided a response on 
February 2, 2018, and also provided a staff briefing.

              MELTDOWN/SPECTRE COMPUTER CHIP VULNERABILITY

    On February 15, 2018, the Committee sent investigation 
letters to a dozen companies (AMD, ARM, Apple, Google, IBM, 
Intel, Lenovo, NVIDIA, Cisco, Microsoft, Amazon, and Huawei) 
seeking information concerning their response to the Spectre 
and Meltdown vulnerabilities publicly disclosed in January 
2018. These side channel vulnerabilities could allow 
sophisticated hackers access to stored passwords, encryption 
keys, and other highly sensitive information. Except for 
Huawei, which never responded, each of the companies supplied 
written responses by March 7, 2018. On July 11, 2018, the 
Committee held a hearing on this matter entitled ``Complex 
Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Lessons Learned from Spectre and 
Meltdown.''

                                FACEBOOK

    On March 19, 2018, the Committee sent an investigation 
letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Chairman and CEO of Facebook, 
Inc., regarding Facebook's user privacy policies and the extent 
of the company's efforts to enforce those policies with 
entities accessing user data. This occurred in the context of 
media revelations regarding alleged misuse of Facebook user 
data by Cambridge Analytica and Strategic Communications 
Laboratories. Facebook provided a staff briefing on March 22, 
2018, and a written response on April 2, 2018. Subsequently, a 
joint Commerce Committee and Judiciary Committee hearing with 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg entitled ``Facebook, Social Media 
Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data'' was held on April 10, 
2018. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, 
Insurance, and Data Security also convened a follow-on hearing 
on June 19, 2018, entitled ``Cambridge Analytica and Other 
Facebook Partners: Examining Data Privacy Risks,'' which 
included Aleksandr Kogan, a Cambridge University academic who 
was a central figure in the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook 
controversy, as a witness.
    On June 4, 2018, the Committee sent an investigation letter 
to Facebook regarding a New York Times report that, over the 
previous decade, Facebook established partnerships with dozens 
of mobile device manufacturers that granted them access to 
large amounts of user data, including information on users' 
friends. Facebook provided a written response on June 27, 2018, 
and a revised response on June 29, 2018.

    STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES (SCL)/CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA

    On March 19, 2018, the Committee sent a letter to Nigel 
Oakes, the CEO of SCL, the parent company of Cambridge 
Analytica, requesting a staff briefing and a written response 
regarding the firm's alleged misuse of Facebook user data. SCL/
Cambridge Analytica submitted its written response to the 
Committee on April 5, 2018, but went into bankruptcy 
proceedings before providing a staff briefing. This has 
resulted in the unique situation where the Committee appears as 
a creditor in Cambridge Analytica's bankruptcy proceeding 
because the firm still owes the Committee a briefing.

                                 GOOGLE

    On July 10, 2018, the Committee sent an investigation 
letter to Alphabet CEO Larry Page regarding the use of Gmail 
users' personal data by third party email application (``app'') 
developers. The Wall Street Journal reported that hundreds of 
third party app developers with access to users' Gmail accounts 
use email contents for a variety of purposes of which users may 
not be aware. These purposes include scanning email contents 
for travel and package information as well as marketing 
information to provide targeted ads (a practice Google itself 
abandoned over a year ago). The report also revealed that third 
party app developers may be giving access to personal emails to 
their employees. Google provided a written response on July 22, 
2018. While the response was not entirely satisfactory, the 
Committee had an opportunity to ask follow-up questions to 
Google's chief privacy officer at the September 26, 2018 
hearing entitled ``Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data 
Privacy,'' and to submit questions for the record to Google 
related to the Committee's original July 10th letter with 
written responses expected on October 30, 2018.
    On October 11, 2018, the Committee sent another 
investigation letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai regarding a 
Wall Street Journal report that in March 2018, Google 
discovered a vulnerability in its Google+ social network 
platform that potentially left the private profile information 
of 500,000 users exposed to app developers since 2015. Google 
reportedly opted not to disclose the existence of the issue at 
the time due, in part, to an inability to determine whether the 
vulnerability had in fact been exploited by any app developer 
to access private user data or which users were affected. In 
addition, according to an internal memo cited in the media 
report, a factor in Google's decision not to disclose the 
vulnerability was fear that doing so would draw ``immediate 
regulatory interest,'' bring Google ``into the spotlight 
alongside or even instead of Facebook despite having stayed 
under the radar throughout the Cambridge Analytica scandal,'' 
and ``almost [guarantee] Sundar will testify before Congress.'' 
A staff briefing was requested, and a written response was 
requested by no later than October 30, 2018.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    On July 13, 2018, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Inspector General of the Department of Commerce requesting an 
independent review of the conclusion reached by the Commerce 
Department's Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) that 
errors Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross made in his efforts to 
comply with his Ethics Agreement did not result in a violation 
of conflict of interest law. In a letter to Secretary Ross 
dated July 12, 2018, Acting Director and General Counsel of the 
Office of Government Ethics (OGE) David J. Apol recounted 
instances in which Secretary Ross is alleged to have divested 
from his assets in a manner inconsistent with the Ethics 
Agreement he signed during the nomination process. OGE's letter 
states that Secretary Ross completed divestitures of Invesco 
Ltd. stock in December 2017, despite representing in his 
November 1, 2017, Certification of Ethics Agreement Compliance 
that he had completed such divestitures. OGE indicated that 
Secretary Ross apparently neglected to consult with the 
Commerce Department's DAEO or other ethics staff prior to the 
sale of Invesco Ltd. stock.

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