Commerce Committee

Government, Safety

NTSB Nominee Jennifer Homendy Highlights Technology, Workforce Development

Jennifer Homendy at Senate Commerce Committee NTSB nomination hearing Jennifer Homendy, nominee to head the National Transportation Safety Board, delivers opening remarks at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing June 24. (

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the National Transportation Safety Board told senators she intends to enhance the agency’s approach to new technologies and workforce development.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2021
Government, Business

Bill Nelson, Senate Commerce Panel's Top Democrat, Loses Re-Election Bid

Bill Nelson Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the trucking policy panel, lost his re-election bid to that state’s Republican governor in one of the most high-profile election contests of the midterms.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2018

Senate Committee Advances Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation

Thune Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Legislation meant to remove individuals involved in human trafficking from the trucking industry was easily approved by a Senate committee Aug. 2.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 2, 2017
Government, Autonomous

House Committee to Meet on Driverless Vehicle Legislation June 27

A driver in Daimler's autonomous truck Daimler AG

Measures meant to assist companies with the deployment of driverless vehicles will be considered by a House panel on June 27.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2017
Government, Business

Commerce Committee to Mark Up 6-Year Transport Bill July 15

The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to take up a six-year highway policy measure on July 15 that would establish certain reforms at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 9, 2015
Government, Business

New Push by Senate Committee Chairman Focuses on FAA Funding, Rail Competition

Two transport issues left over from the last Congress are moving in different directions on Capitol Hill in the early days of the current congressional session.

February 7, 2011