United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation


United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

The United States 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:

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

Contents

Members, 112th Congress

The Committee is chaired by Democrat Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and the Ranking Member is Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas.

Majority Minority

Source: 2011 Congressional Record, Vol. 157, Page S557

Subcommittees

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Communications, Technology, and the Internet John Kerry (D-MA) John Ensign (R-NV)
Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Mark Pryor (D-AR) Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Mark Begich (D-AK) Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Science and Space Bill Nelson (D-FL) John Boozman (R-AR)
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) John Thune (R-SD)

History

The original progenitors of this committee were:

Chairmen

Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, 1816–1825

Chairman Party State Years
William Hunter Federalist Rhode Island 1816–1817
Nathan Sanford Democratic-Republican New York 1817–1820
Mahlon Dickerson Democratic Republican New Jersey 1820–1825

Committee on Commerce, 1825–1947

Chairman Party State Years
James Lloyd National Republican Massachusetts 1825–1826
Josiah Johnston National Republican Louisiana 1826–1827
Levi Woodbury Democratic New Hampshire 1827–1831
John Forsyth Democratic Georgia 1831–1832
William R. King Democratic Alabama 1832–1833
Nathaniel Silsbee Whig Massachusetts 1833–1835
John Davis Whig Massachusetts 1835–1836
William R. King Democratic Alabama 1836–1841
Jabez Huntington Whig Connecticut 1841–1845
William Haywood Democratic North Carolina 1845–1846
John Dix Democratic New York 1846–1849
Hannibal Hamlin Democratic Maine 1849–1856
Henry Dodge Democratic Wisconsin 1856–1857
Clement Claiborne Clay Democratic Alabama 1857–1861
Zachariah Chandler Republican Michigan 1861–1875
Roscoe Conkling Republican New York 1875–1879
John B. Gordon Democratic Georgia 1879–1880
Matt Ransom Democratic North Carolina 1880–1881
Samuel J. R. McMillan Republican Maine 1881–1887
William P. Frye Republican Maine 1887–1893
Matt Ransom Democratic North Carolina 1893–1895
William P. Frye Republican Maine 1895–1911
Knute Nelson Republican North Dakota 1911–1913
James P. Clarke Democratic Arkansas 1913–1916
Duncan U. Fletcher Democratic Florida 1916–1919
Wesley L. Jones Republican Washington 1919–1930
Hiram W. Johnson Republican California 1930–1933
Hubert D. Stephens Democratic Mississippi 1933–1935
Royal S. Copeland Democratic New York 1935–1939
Josiah W. Bailey Democratic North Carolina 1939–1947

Committee on Interstate Commerce, 1887–1947

Chairman Party State Years
Shelby M. Cullom Republican Illinois 1887–1893
Matthew Butler Democratic South Carolina 1893–1895
Shelby M. Cullom Republican Illinois 1895–1901
Stephen Elkins Republican West Virginia 1901–1911
Moses E. Clapp Republican Minnesota 1911–1913
Francis G. Newlands Democratic Nevada 1913–1917
Ellison D. Smith Democratic South Carolina 1917–1919
Albert B. Cummins Republican Iowa 1919–1924
Ellison D. Smith Democratic South Carolina 1924–1925
James E. Watson Republican Indiana 1925–1928
James Couzens Republican Michigan 1928–1933
Clarence C. Dill Democratic Washington 1933–1935
Burton K. Wheeler Democratic Montana 1935–1947

Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1947–1961

Chairman Party State Years
Wallace H. White, Jr. Republican Maine 1947–1949
Edwin C. Johnson Democratic Colorado 1949–1953
Charles W. Tobey Republican New Hampshire 1953
John W. Bricker Republican Ohio 1953–1955
Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Washington 1955–1961

Committee on Commerce, 1961–1977

Chairman Party State Years
Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Washington 1961–1977

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 1977-present

Chairman Party State Years
Warren G. Magnuson Democratic Washington 1977–1978
Howard W. Cannon Democratic Nevada 1978–1981
Bob Packwood Republican Oregon 1981–1985
John Danforth Republican Missouri 1985–1987
Ernest F. Hollings Democratic South Carolina 1987–1995
Larry Pressler Republican South Dakota 1995–1997
John McCain Republican Arizona 1997–2001
Ernest F. Hollings Democratic South Carolina 2001
John McCain Republican Arizona 2001
Ernest F. Hollings Democratic South Carolina 2001–2003
John McCain Republican Arizona 2003–2005
Ted Stevens Republican Alaska 2005–2007
Daniel K. Inouye Democratic Hawaii 2007–2009
Jay Rockefeller Democratic West Virginia 2009-present

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