• On May 26, 2010, Senators Charles Schumer, D-NY, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, have introduced S. 3427, the Pre-Paid Mobile Device Identification Act, which would require purchasers of prepaid cell phones to present identification that the providing carrier must keep on file. The legislation is a response to the Times Square attempted bomber who used a prepaid cell phone that hid his identity.
  • Also on May 26, the Senate Communications Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Innovaton and Inclusion: the Americans with Disabilities Act at 20.” In his opening remarks, Subcommitee Chairman Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., noted that the bill he has co-sponsored with Senator Mark Pryor, D-Ark., S. 3304, the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act, will make sure “people with disabilities are included in this economic and social revolution.” The bill is modeled on a similar bill introduced in the House by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., HR 3101, the “Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009.”