• The full Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled "Unauthorized Charges on Telephone Bills: Why Crammers Win and Consumers Lose" on July 13, 2011, at 10:00 am Eastern in 253 Russell Senate Office Building. For more information, click here.
  • Rep. Bono-Mack, R-Cal., and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., are spearheading this Congress's review of privacy issues at the request of House Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton, R-Mich., and have announced a series of hearings to begin with a session on July 14, 2011, titled "Internet Privacy: The Views of the FTC, the FCC, and NTIA." For more information about this initiative, click here.
  • Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Chair of the House Commerce Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chair of the House Communications Subcommittee, have issued a joint statement regarding the FCC's submission of the Open Internet Order to the Office of Management and Budget. They state that "The House has already disapproved these rules and now we are one step closer to review of these job-crushing regulations by the Senate and the courts." To view the full statement, click here.
  • The House Judiciary Committee has approved HR 966, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, by a 20-13 vote. The bill would require, among other things, monetary sanctions against attorneys found to have filed frivolous claims, and removes the 21-day window to withdraw claims after a motion for sanctions has been filed. To view the bill, click here.