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Senate confirms full slate of FTC commissioners (updated)

The Senate unanimously confirmed all five of President Trump's nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), bringing the consumer protection agency to full strength for the first time since the start of the new administration. The FTC

FCC Chairman Pai receives NRA gun award for courage

In lieu of delivering advertised remarks dubbed "American Pai: The Courageous Chairman of the FCC," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai received the National Rifle Association's (NRA) “Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” at t

Senate Minority Leader Schumer blames congressional GOP for net neutrality repeal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is blaming congressional Republicans for the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules.

Senators Press Speaker Ryan to Hold Net Neutrality Vote

Democratic senators are urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) to hold a vote on a resolution that would restore the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules.  All 49 Democratic senators signed a letter to Speaker Ryan as

States defy FCC repeal of net neutrality

States are pushing their own net neutrality laws and rules in defiance of the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal, heightening the possibility that supporters will be waging another legal battle over the popular Obama-era regulations.

House Majority Leader McCarthy accuses tech companies of anti-conservative bias

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is calling out social media and technology giants over what he sees as anti-conservative bias.

Internet Association urges flexibility in online political ad regulations

Large internet companies are pushing back against tougher election advertising regulations, asking the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to allow for some flexibility in how they disclose funding sources for political ads.

House Communications Subcommittee Democrats accuse FCC Chairman Pai of evading congressional oversight

The 13 Democratic Reps on the House Communications Subcommittee accused Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai of trying to evade congressional oversight of his agency.

Senate Banking Committe overwhelmingly approves amendment blocking President Trump on ZTE

The Senate Banking Committee rebuked President Donald Trump's efforts to ease sanctions on the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, which the intelligence community and trade regulators have warned poses a national security risk for the U.S.  The committee a

FCC will take public comments on Sinclair-Tribune merger until at least July 12

The Federal Communications Commission will be restarting the informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger after it reviews the latest and information from the most recent filing.