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Final Trump Acts on Lobbying's Effects Vary Based on When Officials Left

On his way out of the White House, former President Donald Trump released current and former members of his administration from their ethics pledge. He rescinded last week an executive order barring them for five years from lobbying the agency…Subscribe to Read >>

Raimondo Seeks 'Strong' NTIA on Spectrum, Broadband Policymaking

The Commerce Department and NTIA during President Joe Biden’s administration will strive to end interagency spectrum infighting that became endemic in recent years, Commerce Secretary nominee Gina Raimondo told the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday. She said during her confirmation hearing…Subscribe to Read >>

Hirono Circulates Draft to Address Online Civil Rights Violations

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, is circulating online content-related legislation for potentially addressing civil rights violations in housing markets, Fordham University law professor Olivier Sylvain said Tuesday at the State of the Net conference. Hirono has been in discussions with Virginia…Subscribe to Read >>

Broad Support for Using Lifeline Requirements in Emergency Broadband Fund

Providers, regulators and advocacy groups urged the FCC to establish broad eligibility criteria for its $3.2 billion emergency broadband fund and begin the program as soon as possible (see 2101070052). Several suggested relying on Lifeline rules. Some urged working with…Subscribe to Read >>

Verizon Stock Down as Some Worry on C-Band Spending

Verizon had mixed results, as the first major carrier to report Q4 Tuesday. One overhang, analysts said, is how much Verizon spent in the FCC C-band auction. Executives couldn’t comment during the FCC quiet period. They expect the TracFone buy…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

Capitol Attack Could Renew Interest in Journalist Protection Law

The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol included about a dozen reported assaults and numerous threats against journalists. (See our news report here.) This could spur renewed interest in legislation to protect them, said journalism advocates in interviews this…Read More >>

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FCC 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee's Space Services informal working group meets virtually, 11 a.m. EST — see here
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26
Senate Commerce Committee hearing on nomination of Gina Raimondo as secretary of commerce, 10 a.m., 253 Russell — see here
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26
FCC 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee's Regulatory Issues informal working group meets virtually, 1 p.m. EST — see here
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26
Cato Institute virtual forum on Communications Decency Act Section 230, 4 p.m. EST — see here
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26–27
State of the Net conference, virtual — see here
Jan
27
Senate Commerce Committee executive session on rules and budget, 10 a.m., G50 Dirksen — see here
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27
Covington's second annual technology forum, virtual — see here