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Encyclopedia > U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is a standing committee of the United States Senate in charge of all senate matters related to the following subjects:

  • Coast Guard
  • Coastal zone management
  • Communications
  • Highway safety
  • Inland waterways, except construction
  • Interstate commerce
  • Marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation
  • Marine fisheries
  • Merchant marine and navigation
  • Nonmilitary aeronautical and space sciences
  • Oceans, weather, and atmospheric activities
  • Panama Canal and other interoceanic canals
  • Regulation of consumer products and services, including testing related to toxic substances, other than pesticides, and except for credit, financial services, and housing
  • Regulation of interstate common carriers, including railroads, buses, trucks, vessels, pipelines, and civil aviation
  • Science, engineering, and technology research and development and policy
  • Sports
  • Standards and measurement
  • Transportation
  • Transportation and commerce aspects of Outer Continental Shelf lands

It also studies and reviews matters relating to science and technology, oceans policy, transportation, communications, and consumer affairs, and reports on those findings.


The current chairman is Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and the ranking Democrat is Fritz Hollings of South Carolina.

Contents

Subcommittees

History

The original progenitors of this committee were:

  • Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (1816-1825)
  • Committee on Commerce (1825-1946, 1961-1977)
  • Committee on Manufactures (1825-1855, 1864-1946)
  • Committee on Interstate Commerce (1885-1946)
  • Committee on Interoceanic Canals (1899-1946)
  • Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (1946-1961)
  • Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (1958-1977)

Chairmen

Chairmen of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, 1816-1825

Chairmen of the Committee on Commerce, 1825-1927

Chairmen of the Committee on Interstate Commerce, 1887-1947

Chairmen of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1947-1961

  • Wallace H. White, Jr. (R-ME) 1947-1949
  • Edwin C. Johnson (D-CO) 1949-1953
  • Charles W. Tobey (R-NH) 1953
  • John W. Bricker (R-OH) 1953-1955
  • Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) 1955-1961

Chairmen of the Committee on Commerce, 1961-1977

Chairmen of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 1977-present

External links

  • Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation website (http://commerce.senate.gov)

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