Return from Recess

Members of the House and Senate will both return to Washington on Monday after spending August in their states and districts.

Third Hearing on Online Platforms and Market Power

Next Thursday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law will hold the third in its series of hearings on Online

Field Hearing | Transforming Rural America: A New Era of Innovation

With Congress set to return to Washington next week, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet holds a field hearing today in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on “Transforming Rural America: A New Era of Innovation” with a focus on expanding

House Judiciary to Return Sept. 4 to Markup Bills Aimed at Reducing Gun Violence

Congress remains in recess through the second week of September, but the House Judiciary Committee will return to Washington on September 4 to markup several bills aimed at reducing gun violence. The Committee will also hold a hearing September 25 on

Communications Decency Act, PLAN Act

While Congress remains in recess, Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) sent a letter to colleagues this week seeking support for draft legislation aimed at reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act so that short-term rental marketplaces can be held liable for listings in jurisdictions that have banned such rental properties.

Federal Updates

  • Last week, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent letters to numerous education technology companies expressing concern about “vast amount of data being collected about our nation’s students” and seeking details on company data collection practices.
  • House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Scott (D-VA), Financial Service Committee

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

Amid ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said this week that the House will move to take up the bicameral and bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act when it returns from recess.

USTR to Hold Hearing on France’s Digital Services Tax

On Monday,

Tech Foundations for Congressional Staff

Congress remains in recess through September 9. While members of Congress are away from Washington, many congressional staff attended two days of presentations this week on new developments in current and emerging technologies at Georgetown Law’s annual Tech Foundations for Congressional Staff event. Topics covered ranged from “New Developments in

Roundtable on Violent Extremism

Today, the White House will host a roundtable on violent extremism with internet and technology companies.

Confirmation Votes

The House and Senate are in recess until the second week in September. Before adjourning last week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) set up a number of confirmation votes for the first week

Bipartisan Budget Act, Senate Confirmations

The House and Senate are in recess until the second week of September. Last Friday, the President signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law, implementing a two-year budget deal that also suspends the debt limit until July 31, 2021. He also signed legislation waiving a prohibition that precluded Dan Elwell,

FY20 Spending Allocations

The House and Senate will be in recess until the second week in September. Senate Appropriations Chairman Shelby (R-AL) will set FY20 spending allocations during the recess in anticipation of subcommittee markups beginning shortly after lawmakers return to Washington and the first full Committee markup set for September 12. Shelby has suggested