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October updates

10.26.17 – The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law has announced a hearing for November 1, 2017, entitled " Net Neutrality and the Role of Antitrust." 

10.25.17 - The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held an FCC Oversight hearing with all five commissioners appearing as witnesses. | Press release 

10.11.17 - The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a markup session and approved draft legislation on reauthorizing and reforming the FCC. | Press release

10.03.17 - Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) will hold a field hearing in New Hampshire titled, “ Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in the Granite State,” on Friday October 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. The hearing will examine the deployment of broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas. |  Press release

10.02.17 - The U.S. Senate, by a vote of 52 to 41, confirmed current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to a new five-year term beginning July 1, 2016. | Press release

News clips

10.26.17 House Judiciary to hold hearing on net neutrality, antitrust issues (The Hill) 
10.23.17 Dems to grill FCC chief over Trump tweets (The Hill) 
10.19.17 Trump will nominate DC antitrust lawyer to chair FTC (The Hill) 
10.17.17 Dems urge FCC head to take tougher stance against Trump's media attacks (The Hill) 
10.17.17 Senate Dems want hearing on FCC chair's response to Trump's NBC threat (The Hill) 
10.11.17 Two GOP senators want answers on robocall scam that received largest-ever fine (The Hill) 
10.05.17 Blackburn announces bid for Tennessee Senate seat (The Hill)
10.02.17 Senate confirms FCC chair to another term (The Hill)