US Senate

Senate Returns Carr Nomination to White House (updated)

The US Senate returned to President Donald Trump the nomination of Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr for a 5-year term beginning July 1, 2018.

Sen Markey Statement on Rep. Blackburn’s Net Neutrality Legislation

When Chairmen Thune and Upton released their draft net neutrality bill in 2015, I called it a legislative wolf in sheep’s clothing, offering select few safeguards while taking away the FCC’s future authority over broadband. Congresswoman Blackburn

Sens. Moran, Manchin Call for Bipartisan Legislative Solution to Protect Free and Open Internet, Promote Rural Broadband Access

As senators who have been working to close the digital divide, we believe federal policy must continue to promote the expansion of broadband access across rural America.

Sens Heinrich, Heller Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Increase High-Speed Internet Access In Indian Country

Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Tribal Connect Act of 2017 to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country.

Sen Hassan Leads Colleagues in Urging FCC Chairman Pai to Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality Rules

Sen Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led 27 of her colleagues in a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, expressing concern over reports that bots filed hundreds of thousands of comments to the FCC during the network neutrality policy

Statement of Sen Warner on FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Plan

Sen Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's plan to repeal net neutrality rules: "The FCC Chairman has decided to move forward to repeal net neutrality rules without any plan in place to uphol

Sen Leahy Introduces The Consumer Privacy Protection Act

Sen Patrick Leahy (D-VT), joined by six other Sens, introduced comprehensive consumer privacy legislation to protect Americans’ sensitive personal information against cyberattacks and to ensure timely notification and protection when data is breac

Senators Send Letter to FCC Chairman Pai Raising Concerns Over Proposed Rule That Could Harm Rural Americans Who Depend on Landline Service

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raising concerns about a proposed rule that could harm rural consumers by undermining existing protections for landline service.The Accelerating Wi

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge FCC to Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a bipartisan group of thirty-nine Sens in a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to ensure its commitment to affordable and reliable broadband for consumers in hardest to reach communities across rural A