Senate Panel Acts on FCC, Internet Legislation

This week the Senate Commerce Committee advanced legislation aimed at updating the FCC and addressing the “Internet of Things.”

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International Religious Freedom Bill Pressed Forward

Following House committee action last week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R- Fla.) on Thursday introduced the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act.

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NRB Weighs in on FCC Independent Video Programming Proceeding

Earlier this year the FCC put out a request for information about challenges independent programmers might have in getting carriage on video platforms.

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House Passes Bill Against IRS Targeting

With the arrival of “Tax Day,” there was much congressional interest this week in tax code and IRS reform.

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New Legislation to Support Charitable Giving

Senators John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) recently introduced legislation intended to further bolster charitable giving.

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NRB Says No to ‘Chill Out’ on Religious Freedom

After several weeks of intense tumult and misinformation surrounding state-level religious nondiscrimination efforts, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, took issue...

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Music Industry Lobbying for Performance Tax

Some 250 music industry advocates fanned out across Capitol Hill this week to urge Members of Congress to impose a new royalty fee framework on broadcasters.

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DHS Corrects Materials on Freedom of Religion

Last spring, U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) confronted Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with a significant wording problem in the agency’s naturalization test materials.

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Speaker Ryan Highlights America’s Bond with Israel

In his first official overseas travel as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) led a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Israel this week.

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Study Questions TV Content Ratings System

The Parents Television Council (PTC) this week released an analysis of the last 20 years of the TV Content Ratings System and declared it to be a bust.

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FCC Proposes New Broadband Labels

The FCC this week unveiled new nutrition-style labels intended to help Internet consumers understand what they are getting in terms of price and performance with various fixed and mobile broadband offerings.

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Deal Against Georgia Religious Freedom Bill

This week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) announced that he would veto a religious freedom bill, which passed both chambers of the Georgia legislature but had attracted vitriol from the...

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Supreme Court Considering Little Sisters of the Poor Case

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Zubik v. Burwell, which consolidates seven cases...

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White House Rolls Out New Guidelines for Faith-Based Partnerships

This week, Melissa Rogers, Executive Director of White House Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships...

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New Poll: Religious Liberty in Decline

A new poll released this week by Lifeway Research shows that a growing majority of Americans believe that religious liberty is on the decline and that Christians in particular face more intolerance.

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U.S. Declares ISIS Guilty of Genocide

Meeting a Congressionally-mandated deadline, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry this week announced that the State Department has determined that ISIS is guilty of genocidal action against Christians and other minorities. In a press briefing, Secretary Kerry said that ISIS “is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology, and by actions - in what it says, what it believes, and what it does.”

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