Rep. Fred Upton

Influential Rep. John Dingell to Retire From Congress

The longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the 113th Congress. He will have served 29 terms.

Is the FCC’s Latest Study an Attempt to Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine?

A new study proposed by the Federal Communications Commission caught the wrath of 16 GOP members of the Commerce Committee, who see it as a sneaky way to bring back the Fairness Doctrine.

House Lawmakers Launch Process to Update Aging Communications Laws

Two House Republicans announced an ambitious initiative to rewrite and update the decades-old communications laws that have been overwhelmed by new technologies and new media.

Take Me to Your House Committee Leader

Now that the election is over, the GOP-controlled House is moving fast to line up its leadership for the 113th Congress beginning in January. Below are the lawmakers that will be calling the shots on policy impacting media, advertising and technology businesses. Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.) Chairman, Energy and Commerce

Congress Poised to Pass Spectrum Legislation

Hammering out the differences into the wee hours of Thursday morning, a bipartisan, bicameral congressional committee took the historic first step toward unleashing more wireless spectrum to feed an increasingly hungry mobile marketplace.

Bipartisan Group Calls for More Unlicensed Spectrum

A group of 42 members of Congress, mostly Democrats, are urging the payroll tax cut conference committee to let the Federal Communications Commission make available more unlicensed spectrum, a key policy initiative of companies like Google and Microsoft.