• The House Consumer Protection Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “‘Do-Not-Track’ Legislation: Is Now The Right Time?” on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 10:30 am Eastern in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. For further information, click here. This hearing was presaged by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., before the holiday (see November 22 edition of This Week in Telecom). Chairman Rush introduced HR 5777, the Building Effective Strategies To Promote Responsibility Accountability Choice Transparency Innovation Consumer Expectations and Safeguards Act (BEST PRACTICES Act), on July 19, 2010, and it is expected to be the primary focus of the hearing.
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Cal., has held on to his seat for California’s 11th District. In the final vote tally it was determined that he beat challenger David Harmer by more than 2,500 votes. Rep. McNerney sits on the House Communications Subcommittee.