Commission Doesn’t “Like” China’s Social Media Record

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China held a hearing on Capitol Hill to scrutinize human rights and trade concerns with China’s censorship of the Internet and new media platforms. Among the panelists called to testify by Commission Chairman Christopher Smith (R-NJ) was Pastor John Zhang, who was imprisoned after the 1989 Tiananmen Square...

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Senators to HHS: Why Not Religious Organization?

Led by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), a total of 27 Senators co-signed a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting an explanation for her department’s action to decline a grant to a religious organization. Earlier this fall, the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement...

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House Panel Approves FCC Reform Bills

The Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved two bills aimed at improving FCC operations by “increasing transparency, predictability, and consistency,” according to a committee statement. Among other reforms, Chairman Greg Walden’s (R-OR) FCC Process Reform Act (H.R. 3309) ...

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