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Vincent Orange Named New Head Of D.C. Chamber Of Commerce

It is unclear how he plans to represent a powerful business lobby and serve as the chair of the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. [ more › ]

Gotta regulate ’em all, cont’d: more on the law of Pokémon Go

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has “fired off a letter along with two Democratic colleagues demanding Pokémon Go explain what it does about how much data its users use playing the game.” [Ed Krayewski, Reason] “The Tax Aspects Of Pokémon Go” [Adam Thimmesch via Caron/TaxProf]. Show More Summary

Clean Transport News Roundup (Autopilot, Kandi, Ukraine Police, Range Extender, Quadrofoil…)

Does the Senate Commerce Committee need to stick its nose in Musk’s business? What will Ukraine police officers soon be driving? Chinese Kandi, anyone? Will the jetski market embrace a personal electric hydrofoil? Why makes Model X drivers...Show More Summary

Clean Power Plan Called Un-American by Rep Bill Johnson (R-OH)

Originally published on Planetsave.com Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for RepublicanShow More Summary

Is the Clean Power Plan Un-American?

Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for Republican ranting that climaxed in a condemnation...Show More Summary

Antonio Moreno is Appointed Head of the Industry Committee of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce

Antonio Moreno, president of Alstom in Spain, has been appointed president of the Industry Committee of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

NAM to FCC: Unnecessary Regulations Stifle Innovation Investment

All five Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are testifying today in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee. The FCC has been exercising...

Senators Nelson and Rubio Stand Up for Anglers and Boaters

Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2016) – The recreational fishing and boating community strongly supported action today by the Senate Commerce Committee to The post Senators Nelson and Rubio Stand Up for Anglers and Boaters appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Will Politicians Block Our Driverless Future? New at Reason

last monthNews : Reason

As Ronald Bailey explains in the July issue of Reason: At a Senate hearing called "Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars," most members of the Commerce Committee made it clear that they'll be hard-pressed to stick to a hands-off approach to regulating driverless cars. Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Energy Tax Policy

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Energy Tax Policy in 2016 and Beyond: Karen Alderman Harbert (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.) Susan Kennedy (Advanced Microgrid Solutions, San Francisco) Steve Miller (Bulk Handling Systems, Eugene, OR) Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.) In connection with the...

Four automakers selling some new vehicles with defective Takata airbags: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four automakers confirmed they are selling some new vehicles with defective Takata airbags that will eventually have to be recalled, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Democrats said in a report Wednesday. The report...Show More Summary

Facebook Addresses Trending Topics Flap in Letter to Sen. John Thune

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch shared a letter he sent to Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune (R-S.D.).

Facebook Makes Change After Political Bias Accusations

On Monday, Facebook announced that it would tweak its \u0022Trending Topics\u0022 module after numerous reports earlier this month made claims of political bias. In a letter responding to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, a Republican f        

Facebook investigation reveals no evidence of bias against conservative topics, firm says

Facebook uncovered no evidence that it suppressed news about conservative issues in its "trending topics" feature, the social media firm wrote Monday in a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.). “Our data analysis indicated that conservative and liberal topics are...

Facebook Announces Sweeping Changes to Trending Section

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook is enacting a number of changes to its trending news module following a two-week internal investigation. The company’s announcement comes in response to a letter of inquiry from the US Senate Commerce Committee, issued one day...Show More Summary

Bombshell Report: NFL Attempted To Influence NIH Study On Brain Disease

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A bombshell report released Monday by Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee implicates top NFL officials in an attempt to influence a study on brain injury research conducted by the National Institutes of Health. Central...Show More Summary

NFL tried to influence head trauma research: Congressional report

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A blistering new report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee accuses the National Football League of improperly attempting to influence the National Institutes of Health with regard to research on brain disease caused by football and other contact sports.

Here Is The Full Congressional Report On The NFL's Interference With Concussion Research [UPDATING]

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce just released the full 91-page report detailing the findings of their investigation into the NFL’s attempts to improperly influence the direction of the National Institute of Health’s concussion research . Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has Got A New Energy Adviser And He Does Not Believe In Climate Change [Video]

Donald Trump has recruited Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota as his new adviser. And like majority of republicans, Cramer, who serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is also a climate change skeptic. Trump campaign detailed that Cramer will step into his role by preparing two papers on energy policy in the... Show More Summary

'Miracle On Ice' Veteran Wants Congressional Scrutiny On NHL Concussions

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Congress will once again turn its attention to concussions Friday morning, when the House Energy & Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the effects of concussions in youth sports. But ahead of the hearing, a veteran of the U.S. hockey...Show More Summary

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