US Senate

Sens Markey, Blumenthal and Wyden Query Mobile Carriers About Throttling Practices

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent letters to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile after a recent study revealed the companies were slowing down certain services on their networks.

Sens Markey, Udall, Blumenthal Call for FTC Investigation into Manipulative Marketing in Children’s Apps

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into new evidence of manipulative marketing practices in apps directed at children.

Sens Warner, Klobuchar Urge Zuckerberg to Address Loopholes in Facebook’s Ads Transparency Tool

Sens Mark Warner (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), authors of the Honest Ads Act, urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to address significant apparent loopholes in Facebook’s ads transparency tool.

Sen Wyden Releases Discussion Draft of Legislation to Provide Real Protections for Americans’ Privacy

Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a discussion draft of sweeping new legislation, Consumer Data Protection Act, that would empower consumers to control their personal information, create radical transparency into how corporations use and share their d

Senators Demand FCC Inspector General Investigate FCC's Failure to Address Millions of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments

Following reports that the New York State Attorney General has issued subpoenas in its investigation into millions of fraudulent comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, Sens Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and

Sen Markey Leads Call for FCC to Protect Local Television Channels

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) led ten of his colleagues in expressing concerns about the Federal Communication Commission proposal to alter the terms of governing agreements between Local Franchising Authorities (LFA) and cable operators.

Sens Cortez Masto (D-NV), Klobuchar (D-MN) Express Concern Over Google's Decision to Delay Notifying Consumers of Serious Data Breach

Sen Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in sending a letter to Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, expressing serious concerns about reports that Google waited six months before notifying the public of a data breach that exposed

Kansas Delegation Calls on FCC to Restore USF High Cost Program’s Budget

The Kansas congressional delegation called on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to restore sufficiency and predictability to the Universal Service Fund (USF) High Cost program’s budget.

Sens Feinstein, Harris Call on Telecoms to Guarantee Service to First Responders During Emergencies

Sens Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) called on the Federal Communications Commission, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile to guarantee service to first responders during emergencies and clarify policies regarding unlimited dat

Senator Markey and Rep. Eshoo Query FCC Regarding Verizon Throttling of Santa Clara County Fire Department During Deadly California Wildfires

Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission demanding an explanation for reports that Verizon throttled the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s ‘unlimited’ data plan d