Secretary of Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker coasted through her Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. Thursday. Members of both parties on the committee largely ignored Pritzker’s questionable business practices,...Show More Summary
After over 40 minutes of evasion in Penny Pritzker's confirmation hearing as Secretary of Commerce, the committee finally heard about the failure of Pritzker's Superior Bank in 2001 due to subprime lending. "What do you have to say to the depositors?" Sen. Show More Summary
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx had a smooth confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. His nomination for Secretary of Transportation is likely to get approved, and Charlotteans will...Show More Summary
The Senate will finally confront one of the architects of the subprime mortgage crisis today, hauling a tax-dodging, union-busting, bank-breaking, billionaire member of the "one percent" before the Senate Commerce Committee... to consider her confirmation as Secretary of Commerce in President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Show More Summary
(Stewart Baker) I’m testifying today on supply chain vulnerabilities and cybersecurity. The testimony is in a hearing held by the House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Here’s my quick diagnosis ofShow More Summary
Later today the space subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on “Partnerships to Advance the Business of Space”. The hearing’s lineup of witnesses include some key people who have been involved in supporting commercial spaceflight in one manner or another, including former shuttle program manager Wayne Hale, former FAA associate administrator [...]
On Wednesday night during the markup of the 2013 Farm Bill, the House Ag Committee debated, and ultimately passed an amendment by Rep. Steve King (R, Iowa) relating to the Commerce Clause and the production of agricultural products. The debate on the amendment was spirited and lengthy, and is of particular interest to producers involved [...]
A car dealership trade union in North Carolina has persuaded the state's Senate Commerce Committee to unanimously approve a law that would prohibit automakers from selling cars. The bill is being pushed by the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, a trade group representing the state’s franchised dealerships. Its sponsor is state Sen. Tom Apodaca, a [...]
The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next Thursday for Penny Pritzker, the Commerce secretary nominee.
North Carolina could ban Tesla from selling its cars if a bill designed to eliminate "unfair competition" becomes law. The proposed rule, unanimously approved by the state's Senate Commerce Committee last week, would make it illegal for any automaker to bypass dealerships and sell cars directly to consumers. Show More Summary
On top of everything else, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced on Monday that it will probe Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' efforts to shake insurance companies down for cash, to help "educate" the public about the ObamaCare disaster it hates. Show More Summary
A proposed law in North Carolina would block Tesla from selling its cars to consumers in the state. It passed its Senate Commerce Committee unanimously according to the NewsObserver. The law... Keep reading ?
Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have set a May 22 deadline in which they expect public health officials from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. to provide them with "details on state licensing of abortion clinics and...Show More Summary
The New Zealand government has refreshed it’s Patents Bill to affirm that software is not patentable in New Zealand. The new bill is an update that replaces the country’s Patents Act of 1953. The Commerce Select Committee has been working out the details of its Supplementary Order Paper for years. The order lays out the government’s idea that [...]Show More Summary
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation said in a news release that Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va) sent letters to the three largest cruise liners about their passenger safety,
Editor's note: Marco Rubio is a Florida State Senator. Follow him on Twitter @marcorubio. Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation will examine the role of immigrants in America's innovation economy. More...Show More Summary
I was invited to testify at a Senate hearing tomorrow in front of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Below is my planned testimony. The immigration reform debate is near and dear to my heart and has...
President Obama has nominated Penny Pritzker, the Chicago billionaire who headed up his fabulously successful 2008 finance committee, to be the next commerce secretary. Appropriately enough, today is her 54th birthday – what a sweet gift Obama has given his old friend. Show More Summary
Not many clues from top senators Monday as they reacted to the nomination of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and transportation secretary. The Senate Commerce Committee will review the nomination. Here's the statement of Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.: "Our country faces...
Bad cyber security legislation CISPA is likely to fail if it goes to a vote on the Senate floor, according to comments made by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.), chairman of the committee on commerce, science and transportation, today.