The Federal Scene 

January updates

01.31.19 - The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce announced a hearing entitled, “ Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small Businesses, and Free Speech” will be held on February 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ( press release

01.30.19 – Geoffrey Starks was sworn in as a commissioner at the FCC. ( Starks statement

01.25.19 - President Trump signed into law H.J. Res. 28, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, which includes a short-term continuing resolution that provides fiscal year 2019 appropriations through February 15, 2019, for continuing projects and activities of the federal government.

01.02.19 - The Senate confirmed Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks to the FCC. Carr will continue his tenure at the Commission with his confirmation to a full term that began on July 1, 2018, and Starks will be sworn in to serve the remainder of a term that began on July 1, 2017. |  Pai statement

01.02.19 - The FCC issued a public notice announcing in the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding the FCC will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3, 2019. 

News clips

01.31.19  House panel to hold net neutrality hearing (The Hill) 
01.31.19  Net neutrality fight returns to court (The Hill) 
01.25.19  Longest shutdown in history ends (Politico) 
01.17.19  Court rejects FCC request to delay net neutrality case (The Hill)
01.03.19  Senate returns FCC to full strength (The Hill) 
01.02.19  FCC will suspend most activity as government shutdown drags on (CNET) 
01.02.19  Blackburn, Ernst become first GOP women to serve on Senate Judiciary (Politico) 
01.02.19  FCC chairman applauds Congress for not reinstating net neutrality (The Hill)