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Top Drug Supplier Sent 731 Opioid Pills Per Person Per Year to Tiny West Virginia Town, House Committee Says

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has sent letters to three top drug distributors requesting more information.

Metro moves forward with plan to widen the 710 freeway

Opponents call the project a “1950s-era solution” to congestion on the busy route A Metro committee gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to a $6-billion plan to widen much of the 710 freeway, from Long Beach to Commerce. The agency’s...Show More Summary

202. Uber hearings, Davos, CLOUD Act, and John Perry Barlow

last weekNews : Reason

Cyberlaw Podcast alumnus Marten Mickos was called before the Senate Commerce Committee to testify about HackerOne's bug bounty program. But the unhappy star of the hearings was Uber, which was heavily criticized for having paid out a large bonus under cloudy circumstances. Show More Summary

USOC, USA Gymnastics, MSU begin responding to Congress over Larry Nassar case

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All three groups have given first explanations to Senate Commerce Committee over who knew what and when about convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar.        

Apple may offer rebates on battery replacements

Apple's batterygate fallout might translate to some cash for consumers. In a letter Apple sent to Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune (R-SD) on Tuesday, Apple said it is seeing "strong demand" for iPhone 6 and above replacement...Show More Summary

Senate Fumbles With Self-driving Legislation

Bipartisan legislation to “promote the safe development of autonomous vehicles” is currently being held up by a trio of Democrats, according to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune. While much of Congress is hoping to push the AV START Act through, Sen. Show More Summary

Congress questions Apple, others over decision to keep Meltdown and Spectre details secret

In letters sent to the CEOs of major tech companies on Wednesday, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asks why an agreement was made to keep details of the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws secret until their public disclosure this month.

Tim Cook faces scrutiny from US lawmakers over disclosure of Meltdown & Spectre chip flaws

Tim Cook is facing questions from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. CNBC reports that the committee has sent letters to Apple, Intel, and other tech companies concerning the Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws that emerged earlier this month… more…

Congressional Committee Members Pushing LNG Exports Bills Have Deep Financial, Revolving Door Ties

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce held a subcommittee hearing on two bills to expedite permitting for exports of natural gas. Domestic production of this fossil fuel has been booming in recent...Show More Summary

New Hampshire considers safeguards against balance billing

New Hampshire patients would be better protected against surprise medical bills under legislation being considered by House lawmakers. The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee held public hearings on two … Click to Continue...

How tech companies are using algorithms to prevent extremist content

Representatives from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Jan. 17.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube officials testifying on terrorism

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holding hearing on what steps social media platforms are taking to fight spread of extremist propaganda

Florida bill would help first responders with PTSD

A bill to extend first responders' workers compensation benefits to include treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is moving through the Florida Senate. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously approved … Click to Continue »

More US lawmakers demand Tim Cook answer questions on iPhone slowdown & exploding batteries

Just days after the Senate Commerce Committee chairman demanded additional information from Apple regarding slowing down older iPhones, four additional U.S. House Republicans have also sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook concerning the issue… more…

House Republicans want answers on Apple throttling older iPhone speeds: letter

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Four U.S. House Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Friday wrote Apple Inc  chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries. The California-based company apologized over the...

US Senator questions Apple about slowing older iPhones

Senator John Thune, chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has sent Apple CEO Tim Cook a letter with questions about the company's decision to slow older models of iPhones, Reuters reports. In December, Apple admitted...Show More Summary

Senate commerce leader confronts Apple about iPhone slowdown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Senate's commerce committee wants Apple to lift the veil on its once-secret slowdown of older iPhones. Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, issued his request for more informationShow More Summary

Senate commerce leader confronts Apple about iPhone slowdown

The chairman of the U.S. Senate's commerce committee wants Apple to lift the veil on its once-secret slowdown of older iPhones.

The Senate wants to know about Apple’s iPhone battery slowdowns

As in France, now the U.S. Senate wants answers about Apple’s practice of slowing down iPhones in order to prolong battery life in older models, reports the Wall Street Journal. Yesterday chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee John...Show More Summary

Senate Commerce Committee chairman demands answers from Apple over iPhone throttling practices

Following a report yesterday indicating that a French watchdog was launching a preliminary investigation into Apple’s battery and performance practices, the company now faces even more scrutiny from additional government officials in the U.S… more…

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