Committee Info


Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Jurisdiction: Coast Guard; Coastal zone management; Communications; Highway safety; Inland waterways, except construction; Interstate commerce; Marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation, including navigational aspects of deepwater ports; Marine fisheries; Merchant marine and navigation; Nonmilitary aeronautical and space sciences; Oceans, weather, and atmospheric activities; Panama Canal and interoceanic canals generally; Regulation of consumer products and services, including testing related to toxic substances, other than pesticides, and except for credit, financial services, and housing; 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; Transportation and commerce aspects of Outer Continental Shelf lands.

Carly Deitelzweig is currently a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a minor in Art History and possibly Spanish. She is from New York City, where she attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School. At Penn, Carly is a writer for Spoon University. She is looking forward to chairing her first Model Congress conference, and feel free to contact her with any questions about Penn in general at She can't wait to meet you all and have a productive conference!

My name is Josh Charap and I am a freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am planning on majoring in political science with a concentration in international relations and minoring in environmental policy. I went to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City and grew up on the Upper East Side. In high school, I was a member of the model congress club for three years and attended five conferences around in the Northeast. At Penn, I am a member of the Penn Microfinance Club and the Model Congress club. If you have any questions about how to format your bill or bill ideas feel free to email me at I look forward to meeting all of you at the conference and reading your bills!


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