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Topic: Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Rockefeller’s Final Years in Senate Will Be Intense

Powerful Senate leader won’t seek sixth term

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) may be retiring, but he’s going to go out with a bang. In his formal announcement speech today, the high-ranking Democrat signaled that he intends to “keep…

Groups Ramp Up Rhetoric on Media Violence

TV and movie representative head for White House meeting

Coinciding with White House talks on preventing gun violence scheduled for later today at the White House, groups are ramping up the rhetoric and a lot of it is directed…

Bill Would Study Impact of Violent Video Games on Children

Rockefeller introduces proposal as a response to Sandy Hook tragedy

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary has triggered calls for more than just gun regulation, putting violent video games and programming again in the spotlight. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced…

Ad Biz Tries to Convince Senate Dems Self-Regulation Works

Industry's Liodice unveils new data in ad choices program

The advertising industry Thursday rolled out the big guns and new data to defend its self-regulation program for online behavioral advertising to skeptical lawmakers on the Democratic-controlled Senate Commerce Committee. They…

Senate Dems Push for Online Privacy Legislation

Ad industry's self-regulation debated

Senate Democrats aren't going to let a little distraction like the 2012 presidential election stop them from pushing for baseline legislation to protect consumers’ privacy online. In a classic showdown between…

Rockefeller Seeks U.S. Connections to News Corp. Scandal

Letter to Leveson Inquiries About New Evidence

Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is even more suspicious of News Corp. than he was last July when he called on U.S. authorities to investigate whether the media…

Hold on FCC Nominees Lifted

Grassley relents after Rockefeller intervenes

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…

Diller Tells Senators to Rewrite Communications Laws

Hearing touches on several Internet issues

Today's Senate Commerce hearing on the future of online video should have been called The Barry Diller Show. The former broadcast exec-turned-Internet mogul dominated the hearing over the future of online…

Senate Commerce to Tackle Online Video

Barry Diller to headline witness list

Talk about understatement. "Everything about television is changing," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), in announcing the Commerce Committee's hearing next week on "The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the…

FCC Nominees Say the Right Things at Hearing

Committee approval likely, but Grassley hold still looms

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…

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