Hearings & Legislation

Senate Commerce Tackles Biden Telecom Picks

Today the Senate Commerce Committee held a markup and nomination hearing to consider multiple of Biden’s nominations for key positions in the Department of Commerce, the FCC and others who will be instrumental in implementing the administration’s telecommunications policies. First Round: Votes! The Committee began with a vote on…

Congress Pays Lip Service to Consumer Data Privacy

By: Katie McAuliffe The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy”. This was the first hearing Congress held about this issue in 9 months. The hearing came at a pertinent time with the Federal Trade Commission recently announcing…

INFORM Consumers Act Violates Personal Privacy

By: Bridget Visconti The goal of the INFORM Consumers Act is to increase transparency and accountability of businesses in order to cut down on the online sales of counterfeit or stolen goods, which is admirable, but the methodology for doing so is deeply flawed. This is a very important…

Endless Pork Act

By Bridget Visconti The Endless Frontier Act is truly endless being over 1,445 pages in length. The legislation started as a standalone bill that focused on strengthening the US technology sector and developing a Technology Directorate under the National Science Foundation. However, it’s now been combined with multiple…

Antitrust Hearing: Mark Missed Again

By: Noah Vehafric On Thursday, February 25, the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing entitled “Reviving Competition, Part 1: Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online”. As the name suggests, it’s the first part of a series of hearings looking…