House to Reform FCC Over Net Neutrality?

Jazz Shaw 4/16/2011

A few days back the House took what is being called by some a “symbolic vote” aimed essentially at blocking the FCC’s ability to implement so-called Net Neutrality rules.

A few days ago, Republicans, in a symbolic Congressional vote, nullified the order of net neutrality issued by the FCC. A resolution […]

House Communications Subcommittee Votes 15 to 8 to Block FCC Net Rules

Resolution not expected to make it to President’s desk

John Eggerton Broadcasting & Cable 3/9/2011

After Democrats tried to introduce a number of amendments that were all ruled non-germane, the House Communications Subcommittee voted 15 to 8 Wednesday to block the FCC’s just-passed network neutrality rules.

The vote came after a substantive hearing Wednesday on […]

House Passes Amendment to Block Funds for Net Neutrality Order

Juliana Gruenwald 2/17/2011

The House passed an amendment Thursday that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from using any funding to implement the network-neutrality order it approved in December.

The amendment, approved on a 244-181 vote, was offered by Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., to legislation that would […]

Republicans Seek to Bury Regulation of Political Speech on Airwaves 2/12/2011

Seeking to hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine, two Republican lawmakers who are former broadcasters have reintroduced a bill that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating political speech on the airwaves.

Amid calls for the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine after the assassination attempt on […]

US Court Orders Records Unsealed In Cap-And-Trade Fraud Case

By Ian Talley Dow Jones Newswire 12/17/2009

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. legislators have obtained a court order unsealing documents in a case involving a multi-million-dollar cap-and-trade fraud.

Republican legislators say the records–due to be opened to the public in early January–could shed light on the potential challenges of policing a new, trillion-dollar commodities market that […]