House Panel Questions FCC Commissioners

Members of a key House panel this week had the opportunity to ask questions of FCC leaders on a host of issues, including a number related to the Title II “net neutrality” debate, spectrum concerns, and video marketplace issues.

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Comment Period Closing for Protect Life Rule

The official period for public comments in this proceeding closes on July 31. More information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is here, including a warning for commenters not to include any personally identifiable information they do not want to be disclosed in a searchable online public record.

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Washington to Host Global Leaders on Religious Freedom

Next week more than 40 foreign ministers, as well as religious and civil society leaders from around the world, will gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss religious liberty at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Online Censorship an 'Imaginary Narrative'?

In an April hearing focused on online viewpoint suppression, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) declared his intent to make sure Big Tech corporations answered for their content filtering practices.

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House Approves Johnson Amendment Reporting Requirement

Included in a government funding bill this week was a new set of requirements for the IRS to fulfill before utilizing the sword of the infamous Johnson Amendment against a church.

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NRB Declares ‘Generational Opportunity’ in Kavanaugh Nomination

Baseball fans are eager for the MLB All-Star game in Washington next week, but, during Monday’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court...

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FCC Advances Items of Interest for Broadcasters

At FCC’s monthly meeting this week the agency advanced proceedings exploring ways to make additional use of “C-band” spectrum (3.7 to 4.2 GHz) and proposing revisions to children’s television programming rules.

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High Level U.S. Visit to Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Just before Independence Day, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback led a U.S. delegation to visit persecuted communities in northern Iraq

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Freedoms ‘Hang in the Balance’ on SCOTUS Vacancy, says NRB

A bombshell dropped in Washington, DC when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy went to the White House on Wednesday to inform President Donald Trump that he would be retiring...

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Supreme Court Upholds Free Speech of Pro-Life Ministries

“Freedom of speech secures freedom of thought and belief. This law imperils those liberties.”

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Ministries Signing Petition Against New ‘Parking Tax’

When the monumental Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was being considered last fall, many ministries were focused on the protection of the charitable tax deduction.

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NRB Stands for Religious Liberty on College Campuses

The Supreme Court of Canada severely undercut the principle of religious freedom last week when it ruled that Trinity Western University, a Christian liberal arts...

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‘Kid Vid,’ C-Band on FCC’s July Agenda

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week announced items he plans to have on the agenda at the commission’s next public meeting on July 12.

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Committee Considers New FCC Commissioner

The Senate Commerce Committee this week held a confirmation hearing for Geoffrey Starks, who has been nominated to take the Democrat seat on the FCC recently vacated by Mignon Clyburn.

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Persecution of Christians Raised at North Korea Summit

Contrary to media reports that he would not, U.S. President Donald Trump stated that he did indeed raise human rights, and the issue of persecuted Christians...

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Internet Still Open As Title II ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Are Rescinded

From the red alert symbols being used by a number of politicians and their allies, you might have thought the internet would grind to a halt when the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” order took effect on Monday.

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