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August updates 

08.03.17 – The Senate confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel as an FCC commissioner, and Brendan Carr to be an FCC commissioner for a term that expires on June 30, 2018. |  Press Release

08.03.17 – The Senate passed six technology and telecommunications bills, including: S. 96, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017, legislation to require the FCC to establish quality and reliability standards for rural phone networks; S. 134, the Spoofing Prevention Act of 2017, legislation to stop the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller ID information; and, S. 174, the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017, legislation to require the FCC to condense duplicative reports on competition in the telecommunications market into one comprehensive report released every two years. |  Press Release

08.02.17 – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved, subject to Senate confirmation, the nominations of Ajit Pai, Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to serve as commissioners of the FCC. |  Press Release 

News clips

08.30.17  House Commerce Committee delays net neutrality hearing (The Hill) 
08.15.17  Senators push for possible FCC enforcement over Lifeline fraud (The Hill) 
08.03.17  Senate confirms two new FCC commissioners (The Hill) 
08.03.17  Dems press FCC to extend net neutrality comment period (The Hill) 
08.02.17  Democrats demand changes to FCC Republican nominee's confirmation (The Hill) 
08.01.17  Senators introduce bipartisan bill to bring high speed wireless to rural America (The Hill)