What's on the agenda for policymakers.


Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Senate Commerce Committee

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:30

The hearing will focus on the data privacy issues that impact small businesses and the unique challenges they face with laws designed for larger companies. 



Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

House Commerce Committee

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:00

The Subcommittee will markup legislation to restore  net neutrality protections that were repealed by the Trump Federal Communications Commission.

The Subcommittee will consider the following bill:


Change the Terms Coalition

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 19:00

We know that White supremacists use platforms like Facebook and Twitter to silence the speech of vulnerable communities and people fighting for justice. But what do those harms really look like — and how are those lives changed?

Join the Change the Terms coalition for an hour-long conversation on the impacts of far-right hate online. Free Press’ Jessica J. González will moderate the discussion, which will feature research fellow Ana Hernández, Brandi Collins-Dexter from Color Of Change, Jess Campbell from the Rural Organizing Project and Madihha Ahussain from Muslim Advocates.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the April Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019:


Federal Communications Commission

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:30 to 12:30

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Friday, April 12, 2019:

The Next Big Thing

The agenda for the Federal Communications Commission's April open meeting:

T-Mobile launches fixed wireless broadband service pilot for 50,000 homes

T-Mobile is launching a pilot home broadband service to a small group of its wireless subscribers. The invitation-only pilot will connect around 50,000 homes of subscribers to a fixed wireless access service on T-Mobile’s LTE network.

FTC plans broad review of tech data practices

According to a series of letters from Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons to US senators, the agency is planning to launch a wide-ranging study of tech companies' data practices.


Center on Finance, Law, and Policy

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

University of Michigan

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:30 to Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:30
Keynote Speakers:
Rich Cordray, founding director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Rohit Chopra, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission


Disability Advisory Committee

Federal Communications Commission

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:00

At this meeting, the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) is expected to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Committee and its members; issues that the Committee will address; meeting schedules; and any other topics relevant to the DAC’s work.