Sen. Chuck Grassley

Franken’s Location Privacy Bill Voted Out of Judiciary Committee

Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) location privacy bill requiring companies to get permission from users before collecting their location information was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon in a bipartisan voice vote.

Proponents of Tougher Intellectual Property Law Try to Shift Debate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined by three senators, today reopened the debate over protecting U.S. intellectual property with a new report connecting the IP economy with jobs.

Hold on FCC Nominees Lifted

The Federal Communications Commission will soon be at full strength with five commissioners now that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) agreed to lift the hold he put on the two nominees President Obama named last November. The soonest the Senate could vote on Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel would be May 7, when the chamber returns from a brief recess.

FCC Nominees Still on Hold

For the second time this year, the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday held its monthly meeting short of two Commissioners. It may stay that way for a while longer.

FCC Nominees Say the Right Things at Hearing

President Obama's two nominees to the Federal Communications Commission said all the right things to the members of the Senate Commerce Committee during a hearing on their nominations Wednesday, earning strong praise from the committee.

FCC Nominees Get Hearing, but Grassley Still Threatening Hold

President Obama's two nominees for the Federal Communications Commission are one step closer to being confirmed, as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has scheduled a hearing on their nominations for Nov. 30. But they still have a large obstacle standing in their way.