July 4 Recess

Today, the Senate will debate U.S. policy towards Iran pursuant to a deal that secured a final vote on the NDAA. The House and Senate are scheduled to recess next week for the 4th of July. Looking ahead, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and House Financial Services Committees will convene hearings on Facebook’s proposed digital currency on July 16 and 17, respectively.

Social Media Summit

The Administration announced this week that the White House will host a Social Media Summit on July 11 that will focus on the “strategic challenges of today’s online environment.” No attendees have been announced, but according to the White House, guests will include “digital leaders.”

Read more in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Emerging Technologies Washington Update.