On Thursday the Senate voted 95-0 in favor of legislation that would provide employers with tax credits for hiring long-term unemployed and wounded veterans.
On September 8, 2011, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress, during which he unveiled a comprehensive jobs plan aimed at spurring job creation and jump-starting a stalled economy.
On Tuesday, September 28, the House of Representatives passed S. 3304 and S. 3828, which collectively represent the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
The US House of Representatives and the US Senate are out of session.
The FCC has commenced a proceeding to facilitate the use of spectrum for wireless backhaul and other point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications, increasing the efficient use of spectrum for backhaul, and providing for the more flexible use of microwave frequencies to promote the deployment of wireless broadband and other services.
The FCC has released its tentative agenda for its August 5th open meeting.
Broadcasters, video programmers, video distributors, communications service providers, and communications equipment manufacturers should be aware that, before the August recess, federal lawmakers are expected to pass a measure that would revise and expand what must be done to make content or equipment accessible for persons with disabilities, including obligations concerning the provision of closed captioning and video description.
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 Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits all employers with 25 or more employees from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of disability.
By unanimous consent, on September 11, 2008, the United States Senate passed its version of the ADA Amendments Act (S. 3406) (the “Amendment”).