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Influential Rep. John Dingell to Retire From Congress Lawmaker leaves a lasting mark on commerce committee

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. Dingell, an undisputed…

February 24, 2014, 10:31 AM EST

Is the FCC's Latest Study an Attempt to Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine? Required broadcasters to give equal time to competing views

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…

December 10, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

House Lawmakers Launch Process to Update Aging Communications Laws Goal is to reform law in 2015

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. In a Google Hangout Tuesday afternoon,…

December 3, 2013, 5:42 PM EST

Take Me to Your House Committee Leader Lawmakers to watch in 113th Congress

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…

November 28, 2012, 5:52 PM EST

Congress Poised to Pass Spectrum Legislation Broadcasters get what they want

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…

February 16, 2012, 11:56 AM EST

Bipartisan Group Calls for More Unlicensed Spectrum Advocates more flexibility for FCC

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…

February 9, 2012, 3:52 PM EST

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