What's on the agenda for policymakers.

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George Mason Law Review

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:00 to 18:10

Recently, there have been a series of challenges aimed at “reinvigorating” antitrust enforcement agencies and institutions and calling into question the economic approach to antitrust. The “Hipster Antitrust” movement represents a departure from the longstanding nonpartisan consensus that rigorous economic analysis is a key ingredient to robust competition policy – a consensus that finds its roots in Robert Bork’s, The Antitrust Paradox.

The 22 agencies and programs Trump's budget would eliminate

President Donald trump unveiled his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year. While lawmakers are unlikely to enact most of Trump's proposal, here’s a look at some of the centers and agencies the White House wants to abolish:

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Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will release a holistic broadband strategy to close the digital divide in rural markets. Particularly timely following the release of the Trump Administration’s infrastructure proposal earlier today, SHLB’s rural broadband strategy will focus on deploying high-capacity broadband “to and through anchors” to the surrounding community through wireless and wireline technologies.

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Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:30 to 12:00

As Americans depend more and more on digital communications and information in their work and daily lives, the challenges of protecting the security of information and resiliency of networks in our technology-driven world keep growing and changing. In February 2013, President Obama signed executive order 13636, which first mandated the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop an approach to combat cybersecurity risks against critical infrastructure.

Rep Mike Coffman Outlines a Net Neutrality Compromise

I am crafting a “net neutrality” bill that will put in place common-sense “rules of the road” that will ensure the Internet is an open, competitive place for people to do business. To those who provide the on-ramps to the Internet, my bill ensures

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Federal Communications Commission

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:00 to 15:30


Elaine Gardner
DAC Designated Federal Officer
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Disability Rights Office
(202) 418-0581 (voice)
[email protected]

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Federal Communications Commission

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Chairman Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting ... 

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    Senate Commerce Committee

    Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:00


    • Mr. Joseph Simons, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, Chairman Designate
    • Mr. Rohit Chopra, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
    • Mr. Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner 
    • Ms. Christine S. Wilson, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner

    Rep Coffman Says No Way to CRA

    Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who opposed the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the network neutrality order, said he would not support efforts to restore the Obama-era rules via the Congressional Review Act.

    OSTP Staffing Update

    Roughly half of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) consists of Trump administration hires. More than 20 new people have joined the office since the start of President Donald Trump’s term.