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House committee advances ban on powdered alcohol sales

A state House panel wants to ban powdered alcohol in South Dakota. The Commerce and Energy Committee voted 10-3 Friday to send the bill to the chamber's floor. It has … Click to Continue »

Decoding the Doublespeak of FCC Chairman Pai

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images FCC commissioner Ajit V. Pai testifies during the House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday...Show More Summary

Mobile Now Legislation, Moving Along

High-stakes spectrum lobbying gears up Last year, we reported on the proposed Mobile Now Act, the darling of U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, respectively. The bill aims to encourage broadband deployment. At that time, we noted that the Act had a … Continue Reading

GM, Lyft, & Toyota Pushing For National Self-Driving Vehicle Regulation Standardization

We reported recently on the news that Toyota, GM, Lyft, and others would be providing testimony to the US House Energy and Commerce Committee on the subject of self-driving vehicle regulations. The general gist of the testimony as understood...Show More Summary

GOP Prepares Bill to End Net Neutrality

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune is crafting legislation that will likely kill net neutrality -- under the pretense of saving it. Rolling back the net neutrality rules via the FCC process would be logistically complicated and require a new, extended public comment period. Show More Summary

House Committee Will Hear Ways to ‘Improve’ the Clean Air Act

A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce will start to hear testimony next week from witnesses on how to improve the Clean Air Act, which was written in 1970 and amended in 1990 under Presidents Nixon and Bush. The post House Committee Will Hear Ways to ‘Improve’ the Clean Air Act appeared first on Environmental Leader.

The Pentagon found $125 billion in waste. Now a GOP chairman is asking other agencies what they’ve found.

Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is asking agencies whether they’ve identified waste in response to a recent Washington Post report.

These 27 Universities Purchased Body Parts From Aborted Babies for Experimentation

Last month, the special Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee released its Final Report. The results of months of investigation, the special panel’s report addressed the involvement of Planned Parenthood in harvesting and possibly selling fetal tissue and organs harvested from aborted babies. Those results were summarized in Part One. In examining […]

Tennessee Senate Committee Advances Anti-LGBTQ Proposal Promoting Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

Today, HRC strongly condemned a Tennessee Senate Commerce and Labor Committee vote to advance SB 127 -- legislation promoting taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans and their families. The discriminatory proposal would...Show More Summary

Fargo, Bismarck City Commissioners Defend Letter to State Lawmakers

Rikiki Rohrich, of the North Dakota Commerce Department, testified neutral on HB 1182 on Wednesday morning in front of the House Finance & Taxation Committee. Rohrich runs the state program on Renaissance Zones. Listening at left is Bismarck city commissioner Steve Marquardt. Show More Summary

Obama's Secretary of Transportation reveals 3 infrastructure problems that Trump needs to solve

On January 24, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted unanimously to approve former US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as the Trump administration's Secretary of Transportation. If the full Senate approves the...Show More Summary

Senate panel advances Trump’s nominees for commerce and transportation secretaries

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. Senate committee swiftly approved Republican President Donald Trump’s nominees for commerce and transportation secretaries by voice vote on Tuesday, signaling that they will face little resistance to approval by the full Senate. Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and...

Senate committee approves nomination of billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to head Commerce Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate committee approves nomination of billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to head Commerce Department.

NAFTA will be first order of business, says Trump commerce pick

Commerce secretary pick Wilbur Ross goes before Senate committee The post NAFTA will be first order of business, says Trump commerce pick appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Why the New Transportation Secretary Will Be Good for the Drone Industry

last monthHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

On Wednesday this week, President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao spoke to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about her plans to tackle America’s infrastructure problem. Show More Summary

Elaine Chao Keeps Mum

Patsy Lynch/MediaPunch/IPX Elaine Chao testifies on Capitol Hill at her confirmation hearing to become the secretary of transportation.  M embers of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee asked some very good questions about the Donald Trump administration’s future transportation policy Wednesday. Show More Summary

The First Hearings Held in Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Room Were About the Titanic Sinking

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On April 19, 1912, a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held hearings on the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the newly built Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. In the same room, 107 years later, Sen. Jeff Sessions is facing questioning from the Senate Judiciary Committee to be… Read more...

Trump’s commerce pick opened his wallet for McConnell, Kentucky Republicans

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, who is Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Commerce Department, has been a generous contributor to the fundraising committees of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and … Click to Continue »

Congressional Committees Say Backdooring Encryption Is A Bad Idea

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Two bipartisan Congressional committees are the latest to express their opposition to government-mandated encryption backdoors. The House Judiciary Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have arrived at the same conclusion...Show More Summary

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