Tuesday | February 12, 2013

Senator Tim Scott Named Top Republican on Subcommittee Overseeing Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion

Senator Tim Scott Named Top Republican on Subcommittee Overseeing Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion

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Washington- Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was named the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion. Scott will lead efforts to ensure the United States remains the best place in the world to do business, provide oversight of the U.S. Commerce Department, and promote trade.

"In a global economy that changes daily, remaining on the cutting edge of technology, economic development, and trade promotion is critical to American families from coast to coast," Scott said. "The lessons we've learned in South Carolina will be incredibly important as we work to unleash opportunity for all Americans, and I look forward to bringing some of those commonsense, real world solutions to the committee."

The Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion has general oversight jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Commerce, whose mission is to foster, serve, and promote the nation's foreign and domestic commerce, economic development, technological advancement, and environmental stewardship. The Subcommittee pays particular attention to strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and compliance with trade laws and agreements. The Subcommittee also focuses on innovation and manufacturing to help businesses remain globally competitive.

Senator Scott was also named as a member of the following subcommittees:

  • Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
  • Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
  • Communications, Technology, and the Internet
  • Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

More information on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee can be found athttp://commerce.senate.gov.

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