Senate Commerce Committee

  • A senator’s Facebook faceoff

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is asking Facebook to answer a lot of questions about its news approach. Such as, “Who is ultimately responsible for approving its content?”

  • During shutdown, critical public safety functions fall by the wayside

    A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways in which the government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. But the authors also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety.

  • Effective screening elusive without closing loopholes

    Loopholes in the global aviation system beyond the control of the Homeland Security Department are stymieing steps to bolster screening, several federal officials told lawmakers.

  • TSA Administrator John Pistole: scanner protests just hold up others

    Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole pleaded with Thanksgiving travelers for understanding and urged them not to boycott full-body scans the day before the holiday.