Congress considers dismantling commerce
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2012
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 76, Issue 33, page 331, 15 August 1995
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1995), Congress considers dismantling commerce, Eos Trans. AGU, 76(33), 331–331, doi:10.1029/EO076i033p00331-02.(
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During the week of July 24, three Congressional subcommittees held hearings on bills to dismantle the Commerce Department, whose agencies include NOAA. Two House subcommittees held a joint hearing on H.R. 1756. The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs also held a hearing on S. 929, a bill to eliminate the Department and splinter its activities. Sen. William Roth (R-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee, said that dismantling Commerce is "an idea whose time has come." However, Roth does not support S. 929 because it would split the Department's activities.