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Cory Booker Joins Senate Commerce Committee New Jersey's new senator has more than 1 million Twitter followers

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will sit on the Senate Commerce Committee. Booker, the former mayor of Newark and a rising star in his party, was sworn in Thursday morning by…

October 31, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

Hearing Gives Hope to Retransmission Reform Advocates FCC's Genachowski tosses back to Congress

The fun thing about an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission is that there is always something for every constituent's pet issue, even if it's only for three minutes. Tuesday's…

March 13, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

Rockefeller Reintroduces Do Not Track Act Privacy heats up again in Congress

Privacy is about to heat up again in Congress. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, reintroduced his Do Not Track Online Act, which will give consumers the…

February 28, 2013, 5:46 PM EST

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…

January 11, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

Sen. Jim DeMint to Exit Senate Would have been leading minority member on Commerce Committee

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), one of the most conservative voices in Congress, said this morning that he is leaving in January to take a position as president of Heritage Foundation,…

December 6, 2012, 11:16 AM EST

Barely a Peep From New FCC Commissioners at Senate Hearing Lawmakers take up pet issues at FCC oversight hearing

The two new Federal Communications Commissioners, Ajit Pai (R) and Jessica Rosenworcel (D) had their coming out party Wednesday in an oversight hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. It was…

May 16, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

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…

April 27, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT

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…

April 24, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

Barry Diller to Pitch Aereo to Senate Committee Commerce to examine online video

Broadcast network exec-turned-Internet mogul Barry Diller will take advantage of his appearance before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday to pitch one of his newest investments, Aereo, a pay TV upstart…

April 23, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

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…

April 19, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

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