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Senator Blumenthal Happy That SESTA Will Kill Small Internet Companies

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, earlier today the Senate Commerce Committee held a two and a half hour hearing about SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017. The panelists were evenly split, with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Yiota...Show More Summary

Equifax faces heat from Congress, state attorneys general

Equifax is under new government pressure to explain how hackers stole the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans. The House Energy and Commerce Committee summoned the company's CEO to testify at a hearing next month. About 40 state attorneys general are also investigating. Anna Werner reports.

Self-Driving Trucks Take Center Stage at Senate Hearing

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Members of the U.S. Senate will meet next week to talk self-driving trucks. Led by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a hearing of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation aims to “examine the […] The post Self-Driving Trucks Take Center Stage at Senate Hearing appeared first on Geek.com.

RNC chief of staff departs to join US Chamber of Commerce

Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Sara Armstrong is leaving the party's top staff position to become a senior official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In a news release … Click to Continue »

RNC chief of staff departs to join US Chamber of Commerce

Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Sara Armstrong is leaving the party's top staff position to become a senior official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In a news release Thursday, the powerful business organization announced...Show More Summary

FCC net neutrality hearing delayed after tech CEOs are no shows

Republicans are hitting the brakes on net neutrality discussions planned for September 7th, citing the need for further input from tech companies and internet service providers (ISPs). The US House Energy and Commerce Committee had requested...Show More Summary

Tech's Biggest CEOs Are Too Chicken To Defend Net Neutrality In The US

Photo. Getty Last week, the United States' government's House Energy and Commerce Committee invited the CEOs of Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, and Google's parent company Alphabet to take part in discussions about net neutrality. Telecoms were also invited and the two groups were expected to play good cop/bad cop on the issues. Show More Summary

Tech CEOs brush back invitation to meet with Congress on net neutrality

Chief executives from some of the world’s leading tech companies have rebuffed an invitation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to meet with congress in September to discuss net neutrality. Last week Republican Greg Walden sent a letter to Facebook Inc. Show More Summary

Congress asks NFL pointed questions about unpaid $18 million to NIH

Congress has essentially sent a collection letter to the NFL. Via Deadspin.com, an item of correspondence dated July 26, 2017 from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce to Commissioner Roger Goodell primarily has one purpose: To ask the league to cough up $18 million in money previously committed to the National…

Members of House panel question NFL about millions promised to NIH for concussion research

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked for an update on research funds originally promised in 2012.        

Wikileaks Pettiness Reveals What Might Be The Secret Amazon Account Of Journalist Kurt Eichenwald

Justin Berry, right, listens Kurt Eichenwald testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding sexual exploitation of children over the Internet in Washington in 2006. (Photo. AP) Well, this is ugly. International secret-sharing...Show More Summary

U.S. panel asks AT&T, Facebook, Google, and Verizon CEOs to testify on net neutrality

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked chief executives from companies representing the two sides of the net neutrality debate, including Alphabet, Facebook, AT&T and Verizon, to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering tossing out 2015 Obama administration net neutrality […]

House panel wants Google, Facebook CEOs to testify on Internet rules - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the CEOs of top tech companies to testify in September.

US House panel votes to adopt loose rules on testing of self-driving cars

A panel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has tentatively voted to move forward with a proposal that, if turned into law, would establish a relatively loose federal framework for testing self-driving cars, including Apple's "Project Titan."

Congressional Committee Votes Tomorrow on repealing DC Law Legalizing Assisted Suicide

On Thursday, July 13, Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) is expected to offer an amendment at the full committee mark-up of the Commerce, Justice and Science and Financial Services appropriations bill. The amendment would repeal the District of Columbia’s dangerous assisted suicide law. If approved, the amendment would become part of the larger appropriations package. National […]

Are Bots Flooding The FCC With Bogus Calls To Weaken Net Neutrality Rules?

Seems like there’s a lot of fakery in Washington these days — not just involving the president’s dim view of the Fourth Estate or bogus Time magazine cover. Today House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ)...Show More Summary

House Energy and Commerce Committee to Hold Markup on NAM-Supported Ozone Bill

On June 28, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up H.R. 806, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017.” This bill would create a more flexible glide path... The post House Energy and Commerce Committee to Hold Markup on NAM-Supported Ozone Bill appeared first on Shopfloor.

US House committee split over rules affecting Apple's self-driving technology

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Tuesday during a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee meeting on self-driving cars, contesting policies which could ultimately affect both the testing and launch of products being developed by Apple.

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