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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission commissioners testified at a hearing on oversight of the organization and telecommunications issues. Among the issues discussed were an upcoming FCC vote…

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    Online Ticket Sales

    A Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee held a hearing on “ticket bot” software, which allows scalpers to purchase tickets in bulk for resale at a higher price to consumers.…

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    Networked Transportation

    Representatives of the auto-making and technology industries and transportation policy regulators testified at a hearing on networked technology, also known as the “internet of things,” in…

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    Public Safety Broadband Network

    State and federal officials testified at a hearing on the progress made on the deployment of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, a public safety broadband network created…

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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed into…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Auto industry representatives and technology experts testified at a hearing about ongoing efforts to develop self-driving cars and the potential benefits for consumers. They also addressed…

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    Telemarketing Rules

    State government, business, and consumer legal representatives and advocates testified at a hearing on telemarketing rules contained in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. Topics included “Do Not…

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    Transportation Security

    Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on efforts to prevent attacks on transportation infrastructure. He spoke about the complexity of securing the nation’s varied and open subway systems…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    All of the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified at an oversight hearing on their agency’s operations. The spectrum auction and broadband development and…

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill…

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    Consumer Reviews

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony on legislation to prohibit “gag clauses” that allow businesses to pursue legal action against customers who post…

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    Federal Communications Commission Nomination

    Jessica Rosenworcel testified at a hearing on her nomination for a second five-year term as a member of the Federal Communications Commission. She responded to questions on a variety of…

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    Federal Railroad Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Sarah Feinberg testified at a hearing on her nomination to become the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. A major focus of the hearing was the status of positive train…

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    Transportation Technology

    Business and transportation sector leaders testified at a hearing on federal government use of new technologies to improve the national transportation infrastructure. Topics included…

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    Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a full committee hearing entitled “Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy" on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. (previously scheduled at 10:00 a.m.). Numerous wireless broadband technologies deliver high-speed…

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    Nomination Hearing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The pending nominee to be the next administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will provide testimony at a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation…

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    International Soccer Governance

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the governance and integrity of international soccer. Topics included the recent scandals and leadership changes at FIFA (International Federation of…

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    Executive Session

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 4:45 p.m. (time changed from 10:00 a.m.). to consider S. 1732.  Agenda: S. 1732, the Comprehensive Transportation and…

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    Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will hold a hearing entitled “Unlocking the Cures for America’s Most Deadly Diseases” on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will focus on incentivizing cure development for the most deadly diseases. In recent years, U.S.…

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