(American College of Rheumatology) In letters recently sent to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Finance, House Ways & Means and House Energy & Commerce committees, the groups warn of serious impacts to patient access to care...Show More Summary
The Data Security and Breach Notification Act (S2179) was introduced by three Senate Commerce Committee Democrats, Bill Nelson [D-FL], Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] and Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] in the wake of the revelation that Uber hid a breach involving 50,000,000 riders and 7,000,000 drivers for over a year after paying hush-money to the criminals who stole the data. (more…)
The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) has released its 2017 annual report with a set of important recommendations for the Director: USPTO should remain independent of Department of Commerce, including control of HR and IT; USPTO should be given further fee-setting authority beyond the AIA’s 2018 sunset date; USPTO should continue to modernize its legacy IT […]
Mr. Barton, vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was swept into the swirl of sexual improprieties with the posting of an explicit photo.
Eyeing more secure alternatives to Social Security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon chief privacy officer Karen Zacharia and both the current and former CEOs of Equifax on how to protect consumers against major data breaches. Show More Summary
Members of the Senate Commerce Committee challenged Equifax's chief executive Wednesday about the credit reporting agency's sweeping data collection and its one-sided relationship with millions of Americans whose personal information it harvests for profit. Show More Summary
"I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users,” Reuters quotes former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as saying. Mayer testified in front of the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday regarding two massive data breaches at Yahoo. In 2013, all 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in what...
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee grilled tech giants like Yahoo and Equifax over the recent data breaches.
Following the Senate Commerce Committee voting SESTA out of Committee this morning, Senator Ron Wyden quickly announced that he is placing a public hold on the bill while at the same time issuing a warning about just how damaging the bill could be: “Today I am announcing my public hold and a public warning about SESTA. Show More Summary
Earlier today, the Senate Commerce Committee had its markup on SESTA -- the deeply flawed bill that claims to be about stopping sex trafficking, but which will do little on that front. Instead, it will create massive problems for lots and lots of small internet sites. Show More Summary
(American College of Physicians) An internal medicine physician and fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) detailed for the House Energy and Commerce Committee his medical practice's experience participating in the CPC+ program. Show More Summary
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today held its confirmation hearing for Representative Jim Bridenstine, whom President Trump nominated as NASA administrator two months ago....
A Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning exposed just how unfit former Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is to run NASA, one of the country’s leading scientific agencies. At a hearing in front of the Committee on Commerce, Science,Show More Summary
The Department of Homeland Security, the House Natural Resources Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee are investigating a $300 million contract signed between a small Montana utility firm and Puerto Rico's state-owned...Show More Summary
As expected, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday released his proposed Order modifying the FCC’s media ownership rules. Consistent with what he announced at an Oct. 25 House Energy and Commerce Committee FCC Oversight Hearing, the Order,...Show More Summary
Since his election to Congress in the fall of 2010, Rep. Jeff Duncan’s star hasn’t soared as high as the other three South Carolina Republicans in his freshman class. Starting … Click to Continue »
Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is highlighting the importance of expanding broadband infrastructure in rural areas by holding a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing in Keene. Witnesses at Friday's hearing include … Click to Contin...
During a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy Subcommittee on Thursday, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tried to defend his decision to propose a new federal rule that would essentially boost revenue for coal and nuclear power plants as “starting a conversation.” The rule calls for subsidies for power plants that keep […]
Campaign Action The House Energy and Commerce Committee followed the Senate Wednesday in passing a bill to rescue the Children's Health Insurance Program, which Republican negligence allowed to expire over the weekend. As predicted,Show More Summary
The US Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would prevent states from creating laws that regulate development and performance of self-driving cars. This bill will help put more autonomous vehicles on public roads. More »