Senate privacy hearing: The Senate Commerce Committee will hear testimony from the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department on the guidelines both agencies have set down for privacy moving forward. Read full article >>
Rep. Mary Bono Mack is all over the map. In Washington, the longtime Republican lawmaker from California is an increasingly prominent player on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, while also trying to be a voice for two constituencies...Show More Summary
Sen. Jay Rockefeller has stepped up his efforts to find out if Rupert Murdoch's News Corp broke American laws in the British phone-hacking scandal. The West Virginia Democrat, chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, has asked Lord Leveson, head of the British inquiry into the scandal, to turn over any...
Jay Rockefeller of the Senate Commerce Committee has reportedly reached out to Lord Justice Brian Leveson about the British probe into phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. While there isn't an official investigation at the moment, Sen. Rockefeller is just wondering if there's anything he should know when it ... More »
Last week, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to slash $400 million from a program which would offer states performance bonuses if they enrolled more children in CHIP or Medicaid. Twenty-three states have already taken advantage of those bonuses, including 16 which increased their enrollment by more than 10 percent. Now, a [...]
Sen. Jay Rockefeller's committee on commerce has asked for information from the Leveson inquiry in Britain.
Privacy hearing: The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing to examine the Obama administration's plan to protect online privacy, as well as the privacy report issued by the Federal Trade Commission. Read full article >>
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has issued legislative report cards, and state Sen. Walter A. Stosch (R-Henrico) was at the head of the class. The group gave Stosch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, an A-plus rating and named him its “Legislator of the Year.” The chamber said he had “worked tirelessly” to support its legislative agenda. Read full article >>
During a two-hour hearing on Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee debates and then approved by voice vote the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) appropriations bill. The committee made no amendments to the bill that affects NASA, which receives a little less than $17.6 billion in the bill. In his statement introducing the bill, Rep. Frank [...]
U.S. Representatives Henry A. Waxman and Anna G. Eshoo have requested that the Energy and Commerce Committee hold a hearing to allow for a discussion of the implications of Verizon Wireless's proposed AWS spectrum acquisition and 700MHz A- and B-block spectrum sale. Show More Summary
On the eve of the full House Appropriations Committee’s markup of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations bill, the committee released its draft report accompanying the bill, which includes additional details and policy direction for the agencies funded by the legislation. While the bill itself included no specifics about NASA’s commercial crew program, the report [...]
Future of television: The Senate Commerce Committee met Tuesday to discuss the future of television and the emergence of online video. In an opening statement, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) said that he wanted to examine how the emergence of online video could be best used to improve the quality of content and lead to more consumer choice. Read full article >>
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on new video platforms.
The full Senate Appropriations Committee approved its Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations bill Thursday morning, two days after the CJS subcommittee performed its markup of the bill. That spending bill provides a little more than $17.7 billion for NASA and transfers funding for weather satellite programs from NOAA to NASA. There were [...]
Talk about understatement. "Everything about television is changing," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), in announcing the Commerce Committee's hearing next week on "The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the Future?" The hearing, set...Show More Summary
By Michael F. Cannon Charles Kolb is president of the Committee for Economic Development and was a domestic policy adviser to Bush the Elder. Over at Huffington Post, he articulates why (he thinks) the Constitution’s Commerce Clause empowers Congress to force people to purchase health insurance, but not broccoli. Show More Summary
The House Appropriations Committee released Wednesday morning its proposed Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) appropriations bill, which includes $17.573 billion for NASA, $138 million less than the administration’s budget proposal. This budget includes $1.025 billion for Orion and $1.857 billion for the Space Launch System, of which just over $400 million would go to ground [...]
Congress is returning from spring break this week, and at least in the Senate they’re wasting no time getting down to business. The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee will be marking up its proposed appropriations bill for FY 2013 on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm EDT. That appropriations [...]
By Norma Love, The Republic Four months after the same bill died on the House floor, New Hampshire’s Senate is voting again whether to limit unions’ ability to collect fees from nonunion workers. The Senate Commerce Committee is recommending that the Senate on Wednesday amend a bill passed by the House to make it the same bill [...]
After weeks of being stuck in neutral, the drive for a new Vikings stadium finally is moving. (Maybe the politicians were simply mimicking the team’s offense.) The House Commerce Committee, on a divided vote, decided to advance a bill regarding stadium construction, according to the Duluth News Tribune. Because, however, the process missed a deadline,…