The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Approved (and reported out of Committee) the Nomination of Daniel R. Elliott III to Serve as Member on the Surface Transportation Board

May 20, 2015, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Press Release.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed 13 bills and approved nominations for three agencies.
Bills and nominations passed are as follows:
1.    S. 1331, Seasonal Forecasting Improvement Act, Sponsor: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
                a.    Passed with Booker amendment
                b.    Passed with Cantwell amendments: 1, 2, 3
                c.    Passed with Markey amendments: 1, 3
                d.    Passed with Nelson amendments: 1, 2 (the latter passed with Schatz amendment)
                e.    Passed with Rubio-Nelson amendment
                f.     Passed with Udall amendment
2.    S. 1297, the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
                a.    Passed with Wicker amendment
3.    S. 1326, Maritime Administration Enhancement Act of 2015, Sponsor: Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
                a.    Passed with Booker-Fischer amendment
4.    S. 1040, ROV In-Depth Examination Act of 2015, Sponsor: Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) – 15 yeas, 9 nays
                a.    Passed with Heller-Manchin substitute
                b.    Blumenthal amendments: 1 not approved (8 yeas, 16 nays), 4 not approved (7 yeas, 17 nays)
5.    S. 1359, E-Warranty Act of 2015, Sponsor: Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
6.    S. 806, Drug Free Commercial Driver Act of 2015, Sponsor: Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.)
                a.    Passed with Nelson amendments: 1, 3
7.    S. 1315, the Knife Owner’s Protection Act of 2015, Sponsor. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
8.    S. 1334, Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act, Sponsor: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
                a.    Passed with Sullivan substitute
9.    S. 1335, North Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act, Sponsor: Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
10.   S. 1251, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Amendments Act, Sponsor: Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
11.   S. 1336, South Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act, Sponsor: Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
12.    H.R. 1020, STEM Education Act of 2015, Sponsor: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.)
13.    H.R. 710, Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act, Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.)
                a.    Passed with Thune substitute
14.    Nomination of Mr. Daniel R. Elliott, III to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board (reappointment)
15.    Nomination of Mr. Mario Cordero to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner (reappointment)
16.    Nomination of Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz to be Vice Admiral and Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, United States Coast Guard

All bills and amendments were adopted by voice vote unless otherwise noted.