A look at the new Senate Commerce Committee

By on Dec, 29 2014 with Comments 0

US CongressThe Senate panel that does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to broadcast legislation has a new majority, and with it a new chairman, ranking member, and lineup.
Chairman John Thune (R-SD) is the man with the gavel.

Leading the loyal opposition is Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL).

Welcoming everybody to the panel in the new Congress, Thune stated, “In the 114th Congress, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will work to advance solutions that help create jobs, grow the economy, and improve Americans’ daily lives, and I’m fortunate to be joined in this endeavor by a strong group of Republican members. From transportation and Internet policy to consumer protection and more, we have much work ahead of us, but I know Republicans on the Commerce Committee are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work.”

The full roster:

Republicans:
John Thune (R-SD)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Dean Heller (R-NV)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Deb Fischer (R-NE)
Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Steve Daines (R-MT)

Democrats:
Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Ed Markey (D-MA)
Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Tom Udall (D-NM)
Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Gary Peters (D-MI)

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