Houston Voters Strike Down Gender Identity Ordinance

On Tuesday, voters had a chance to decide the fate of numerous state and local candidate and issue campaigns.

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Net Neutrality Rider May Not Advance in Final Spending Bill

Earlier this year, Republicans on the Senate and House Appropriations Committees successfully incorporated a directive in their government-funding bills that would prohibit the implementation of the FCC’s controversial net neutrality order.

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NRB Welcomes AM Revitalization Effort

An FCC proceeding of great interest to NRB advanced in recent days. Earlier this year, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had indicated his interest in advancing the agency’s “Revitalization of the AM Radio Service” proceeding...

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Congressman Paul Ryan Elected Speaker of the House

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) this week was elected as the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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International Religious Freedom Report Highlights Terrorism

The U.S. State Department recently released its annual International Religious Freedom report and focused attention on terrorism as a growing threat in this realm.

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Net Neutrality Moving Again to Forefront

Next week, Congressmen with seats on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will have an opportunity to battle again over the FCC’s controversial net neutrality order during...

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Leading Senator Pushes Against FCC Exclusivity Plan

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who may well become the Senate Democrat Leader in the next Congress, sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler last week urging him to reverse course on a move to eliminate network non­duplication and syndication exclusivity rules.

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Senator Roy Blunt Receives NRB Faith & Freedom Award

At its annual Capitol Hill Media Summit this week, NRB presented the 2015 Faith & Freedom Award to Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO).

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Commissioner Pai Addresses NRB President’s Council

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai addressed the NRB President’s Council at its annual Capitol Hill Media Summit this week.

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Constitutionality of Internet Authority Transfer Questioned

Four key Members of Congress are asking questions about the constitutionality of the Obama Administration’s plan to transition Internet oversight authority to a private stakeholder group.

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Librarian of Congress Exits

Late last week, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington made a surprise announcement that he intended to resign his post effective September 30 rather than at the end of the year, as he had declared in June.

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Commissioners Push for AM Radio

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) this week announced that he is continuing the push for a new FM translator application window solely for AM broadcasters.

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New House Leadership Elections Coming Next Week

After his surprise announcement to resign from Congress at the end of October, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) notified House Republicans this week that new leadership elections will take place next Thursday.

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Battle to Respect the Sanctity of Human Life Remains at Center Stage

Most Senate Democrats and two Senate Republicans voted to block legislation that would largely outlaw abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, an age at which science is clear that a prenatal child can feel pain.

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GAO: Internet Transition Plan Needs Evaluation Tool

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a study concluding that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) should establish frameworks by which to judge the effectiveness of any plan to transition Internet oversight authority to a private stakeholder group.

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Statue of Billy Graham May Come to Capitol

Each state is permitted two statues in the U.S. Capitol, and one someday will likely be a statue of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham.

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