New Commissioners for USCIRF

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) will have some new faces on it in the days ahead.

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Music Licensing Bill Gets Hearing in Senate

The Music Modernization Act, which passed out of the House of Representatives without dissent last month, was the focus of a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

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Vice President Pence Hosts NRB Members at the White House

In a meeting he called “inspiring,” Vice President Mike Pence hosted Dr. Satish Kumar and other NRB friends at the White House on Tuesday.

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Title II Advocates Work to Reinstate 2015 FCC Internet Order

This week Senate Democrats filed a petition to force a vote on Sen. Edward Markey’s (D-Mass.) Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would reverse the FCC’s decision in December to rolling back the agency’s assumption of heavy-handed new Title II powers over the internet in 2015.

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White House Launches New Faith Initiative

In a Rose Garden ceremony on the National Day of Prayer, President Donald Trump signed an executive order launching a new faith-based initiative.

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Online Censorship Claims a Hoax?

This week the House Judiciary Committee held an important hearing on “Filtering Practices of Social Media Platforms” with a particular focus on viewpoint suppression.

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Facebook Releases More Detailed Content Guidelines

This week Facebook made moves to enhance its users’ abilities to understand its rules and to appeal its rulings.

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Senate Confirms Hobby Lobby Lawyer to Circuit Court

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Kyle Duncan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Challenges Ahead for Religious Freedom Abroad

This week the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) held a summit in honor of the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA).

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Commissioner Clyburn Stepping Down

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced that this week’s Open Meeting would be her last as she would be stepping down from the commission.

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Senator Attacks Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

Another Democrat Senator has attacked an executive branch nominee because of his religious beliefs. This time the victim was CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has been nominated to be U.S. Secretary of State.

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Trial Date Nears for American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey

A court date is set for Pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey on Monday. Brunson is a U.S. citizen who pastored churches in Turkey for more than two decades.

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Music Licensing Legislation Advances in House

The music licensing terrain in Washington is often complicated and controversial.

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NRB Leaders Resolved for Reconciliation and Peace in the United States

This week Americans across the nation commemorated the powerful legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 50 years after the shock of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Facebook CEO to Face Congressional Committees

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify before House and Senate committees next week in the wake of intense congressional concerns over data privacy.

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Congress Continues CPB Funding Amid Questions

The $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations law pushed through Congress last week gave the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) reason to cheer.

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