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July updates

07.26.17 - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. to consider legislation and nominations, including the FCC nominations of Ajit Pai, Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr. |  Press Release

07.25.17 - The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced a hearing entitled, “Ground Rules for the Internet Ecosystem” on September 7 at 10 a.m. Witnesses will include CEOs of leading tech companies and the hearing will discuss ways to set clear net neutrality ground rules for the internet. |  Press Release 

07.18.17 - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on July 25, 2017, titled " Oversight and Reauthorization of the FCC" with all three FCC Commissioners appearing as witnesses. | Press Release

07.12.17 - The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which includes $6.94 billion for rural electric and telephone infrastructure loans. | Press release

07.11.17 - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing on July 19, 2017, on the reappointment of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and former FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, and the appointment of FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr to be an FCC Commissioner. |  Press Release

News clips

07.31.17 House GOP asks companies for input on net neutrality legislation (The Hill) 
07.26.17 Senate panel to vote on FCC nominees in August (The Hill) 
07.25.17 House Republicans invite tech, telecom CEOs to testify on net neutrality(The Hill)  
07.24.17 House to hold FCC oversight hearing (The Hill) 
07.18.17 White House offers support for rolling back net neutrality (The Hill) 
07.17.17 FCC nominees head before Senate (The Hill) 
07.13.17 House GOP leadership cautions tech on net neutrality: report (The Hill) 
07.12.17 House Dems accuse GOP of trying to 'shield' FCC's net neutrality repeal from oversight (The Hill) 
07.12.17 Senate Republican: We need bipartisan net neutrality legislation (The Hill) 
07.10.17 Dem senators urge FCC to prepare for net neutrality 'Day of Action' (The Hill) 
07.06.17 FCC chair, GOP senator take rural broadband pitch to West Virginia (The Hill)