WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jeff Chiesa, serving until New Jersey voters choose a replacement for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg in October, has been named to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs; the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation; and the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
“New Jersey’s economy, our livelihoods, and our safety and security are touched by each of these committee assignments. I will be a strong voice for New Jersey’s needs,” said Chiesa (R-NJ).
The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is the Senate’s primary oversight committee with broad jurisdiction over government operations generally and the Department of Homeland Security in particular.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation considers matters relating to the Coast Guard; coastal zone management; communications; highway safety; inland waterways; interstate commerce; marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation; marine fisheries; merchant marine and navigation; nonmilitary aeronautical and space sciences; oceans, weather, and atmospheric activities; Panama Canal and interoceanic canals generally; regulation of certain consumer products and services; regulation of interstate common carriers, including railroads, buses, trucks, vessels, pipelines, and civil aviation; science, engineering, and technology research and development and policy; sports; standards and measurement; transportation; and transportation and commerce aspects of Outer Continental Shelf lands.
The Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is directed under the standing rules of the United States Senate to be referred all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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