Construction Industry News

Subcommittee to Examine Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Space Exploration

The subcommittee will examine partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial space industry to advance space exploration.

Committee to Explore Role of Transportation Providers in Combating Human Trafficking

The hearing will explore the role of transportation providers and supply chains in fighting the growth of sex trafficking in the United States and slave labor in the global economy. Witnesses have been asked to testify about challenges and successful strategies in combating human trafficking, which has grown into an estimated $150 billion-dollar industry with cases in Washington, D.C. and across the country.

Thune Statement on DOT Working Group Support for Proposal to Enhance Copilot Training Opportunities

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, issued the following statement on a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities recommending, “Congress should affirm that qualifying ‘academic’ training [for necessary flight hours to become a commercial copilot] should not be limited to military and aviation degree programs.”

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