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November 22, 2016

 - News Release

Chairman Wheeler Announces Tentative Agenda for December Open Meeting

November 18, 2016

 - Statement

Commissioner Pai Statement on Court of Appeals Rebuking FCC Overreach

November 18, 2016

 - Statement

Commissioner Pai On the Prospective Nomination of Senator Sessions

November 18, 2016

 - Advisory

Enforcement Bureau Issues Robotext Advisory

November 17, 2016

 - News Release

FCC and Canadian Commission Sign Robocall and Spoofing Enforcement

November 16, 2016

 - Sunshine

Deletion of Agenda and Consent Agenda Items from November 17, 2016 Open

November 15, 2016

 - Statement

Commissioner Pai Statement on Congress's Call to Halt Further Action

November 15, 2016

 - Statement

Commissioner O'Rielly Statement on Presidential Transition

November 15, 2016

 - Consumer Advisory

FCC Warns Consumers of Scam Using Callers Posing as Utility Employees

November 15, 2016

 - Public Notice

TFOPA Meeting Set For December 2, 2016

November 10, 2016

 - Sunshine

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 10, 2016

 - News Release

Clyburn Invites Additional Submissions for #Solutions2020 Action Plan

November 7, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC Announces Robocalls Webinar

November 4, 2016

 - News Release

FCC Plans $21M Fine for Rural Health Care Program Abuse

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November 3, 2016

 - Speech

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks before Catholic University School of Law

November 3, 2016

 - Public Notice

2016 Biennial Review PN

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November 3, 2016

 - Statement

Commissioner Pai Statement on DC Cir. Staying Inmate Calling Rate Regs

November 3, 2016

 - Consumer Advisory

FCC Warns of Gift Card Call Scam, Plans Twitter #RobocallChat

November 2, 2016

 - Report and Order

FCC Releases Rules to Protect Broadband Consumer Privacy

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November 2, 2016

 - Speech

Commissioner Pai at the CTIA Wireless Foundation Smart Cities Expo

November 2, 2016

 - Memorandum Opinion and Order

FCC Denies Review of KCOD-LP Construction Permit, Orders Enforcement

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October 31, 2016

 - Order

FCC Adopts CAF Phase II Service Obligations for ACS

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October 31, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC To Host Direct Video Calling Showcase On November 4th

October 31, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC Renews Consumer Advisory Committee Charter, Sets Jan. 27, 2017 Mtg

October 27, 2016

 - Report

Section 257 Triennial Report to Congress

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October 27, 2016

 - Memorandum Opinion and Order

FCC Dismisses in Part and Otherwise Denies Stolz' Two AFRs

October 27, 2016

 - Hearing Designation Order

FCC Commences Hearing Proceeding Regarding KDND, Entercom License, LLC

October 27, 2016

 - Fact Sheet

Chairman Proposal on Mobility Fund II and Data Roaming / VoLTE

October 27, 2016

 - News Release

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For November Open Meeting

October 27, 2016

 - News Release

FCC Announces Economics & Engineering Staff Awards

October 27, 2016

 - News Release

Chairman Wheeler Announces Staff Changes

October 27, 2016

 - News Release

FCC Adopts Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules

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October 27, 2016

 - News Release

FCC Rejects Reconsideration of Calling Card Company Fines

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October 27, 2016

 - Sunshine

Deletion of Consent Agenda From October 27, 2016 Open Meeting

October 26, 2016

 - Report

Chairman Wheeler's Analysis of the Robocall Strike Force Report

October 26, 2016

 - Speech

Commissioner Clyburn's Remarks at the Robocall Strike Force Meeting

October 26, 2016

 - Speech

Comm. Rosenworcel's Remarks at the Robocall Strike Force Meeting

October 26, 2016

 - Memorandum Opinion and Order

FCC Denies SureWest Application for Review

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October 25, 2016

 - Public Notice

Incentive Auction Stage 3 Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

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October 25, 2016

 - Sunshine

Schedule Change for October Open Commission Meeting

October 20, 2016

 - Sunshine

FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 20, 2016

 - Order

FCC Addresses Waiver Petitions of ICC Recovery Rules

October 20, 2016

 - Speech

Commissioner Pai's Remarks at Media Institute's 2016 Awards Banquet

October 20, 2016

 - Speech

Commissioner Clyburn's Remarks at the #Solutions2020 Policy Forum

October 19, 2016

 - Speech

Comm. O'Rielly's Remarks at Int'l Broadcasters IdeaBank Conference

October 19, 2016

 - Report

Empowering the 21st Century Consumer

October 19, 2016

 - News Release

FCC Reaches $48m Settlement with T-Mobile Over ‘Unlimited' Data Plans

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October 18, 2016

 - Speech

Remarks of Gigi B. Sohn on the Future of Local Internet Choice

October 18, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC Announces Deactivation Of DIRS For Hurricane Matthew

October 17, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC To Hold Broadband Health Mapping Webinar

October 17, 2016

 - Public Notice

Final Agenda for #Solutions2020 Policy Forum

October 14, 2016

 - Speech

Remarks of Commissioner Clyburn, Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting

October 13, 2016

 - Speech

Commissioner O'Rielly's Remarks before the Hudson Institute

October 13, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC to Host Another Meeting of Industry-Led Robocall Strike Force

October 6, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC Bureaus Provide Storm-Related Emergency Communications Guidance

October 6, 2016

 - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal

October 6, 2016

 - Speech

Chairman Wheeler's Remarks on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology

October 6, 2016

 - Report

White Paper on ICT Access for People with Cognitive Disabilities

October 5, 2016

 - Public Notice

FCC Provides 24/7 Contact Information for Hurricane Matthew

October 4, 2016

 - Public Notice

Cmmr Clyburn Announces #Solutions2020 Policy Forum Tentative Agenda

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October 4, 2016

 - Public Notice

Broadcasters Invited to BETA Test of New FCC Form 2100, Schedule 399


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Articles of Interest 

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Should AM Boosters Be Permanently Allowed?

Should the FCC allow AM synchronous booster stations to be licensed permanently? AM operators and others have the opportunity to weigh in...

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Ray Baum Named E&C Chief of Staff

Incoming House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has named Ray Baum as the committee's new staff director.

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Ohio Legislature Approves Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

Last Tuesday, the Ohio state legislature gave final approval to legislation that would ban all abortions after an unborn baby’s heart begins to beat.

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What Happens If The Spectrum Auction Fails?

Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker addressed the possibility that the FCC's spectrum incentive auction may...

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Mexico 'In Denial' Over Thousands Of Evangelicals Forced Out Of Homes

Mexico has been accused of a "policy of denial" over the thousands of evangelicals forced out of homes for their beliefs.

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'Fixer Upper' Star Chip Gaines Calls on Fans to Show 'Respect' for BuzzFeed Reporter

As over 140,000 people have signaled their support for HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines after BuzzFeed published a critical article on their Texas pastor's biblical teachings...

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Illinois Commission Panel Says Christian-Owned Bed & Breakfast Must Host Gay Weddings

A decision forcing a Christian-owned bed and breakfast to pay a same-sex couple $30,000 for refusing to host their wedding ceremony will stand.

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Religious Freedom Law Doesn't Require Removing 'God' From Currency, Judge Rules

A district court judge in Ohio has upheld the constitutionality of having the national motto "In God We Trust" on United States currency...

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Religious Charities Will Be Protected Under Trump, Says Rep. Steve Russell

A Congressional lawmaker says he's been assured that President-elect Donald Trump will ensure that religious-based organizations and aid groups will not be at risk of losing federal contracts...

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YouVersion Bible App Reaches Quarter of a Billion Downloads

With users in every country of the world, the YouVersion Bible App has reached a quarter of a billion downloads.

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Senate Confirmation Confidential: A mooted nominee pairing for the FCC is a bad idea.

Not all of the government nomination negotiations these days are taking place at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

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Christian Teacher Severely Beaten by Muslim Villagers in Uganda for Leaving Islam

A Ugandan teacher who converted to Christianity was severely beaten by a group of Muslim villagers who were angered when they found out he had left the Islamic faith.

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Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Crisis-trained Chaplains to Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Assist with Wildfire Recovery

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is sending chaplains into the area of Gatlinburg, Tenn., in an effort to help the community recover from the deadly and devastating wildfire...

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Family Research Council Statement on House Select Panel Referring Planned Parenthood for Criminal Prosecution

The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Select Investigative Panel recently announced they have referred Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for criminal prosecution by the Texas Attorney General.

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British Government Affirms Christmas at Work

British officials are encouraging the country to put Christ back in Christmas — even in their workplaces.

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Deadline Approaches to Pass Ohio Bill That Will Protect Pastors

An Ohio bill known as the "Pastor Protection Act" has cleared a state House committee, but lawmakers are uncertain if there is enough time to pass the legislation before the end of the year.

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House Panel Refers Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for Criminal Prosecution

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast could be criminally prosecuted by the Texas attorney general for selling baby body parts.

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What Christians Are Doing to Show Support for HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' Couple

Thousands of Christians are supporting HGTV's "Fixer Upper" hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines.

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Wireless Companies Won't Bid Up TV Spectrum

Stage three of the forward portion of the FCC's spectrum auction began and ended Monday when forward auction bidders again refused to up their prices...

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NAB Wants to Weigh In on Ownership Court Challenges

The National Association of Broadcasters has asked a D.C. federal court to let it weigh in on the Prometheus Radio Project challenge...

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Rep. Goodlatte Continues Atop House Judiciary Committee

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has been reelected by the House Republican Caucus to chair the House Judiciary Committee.

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It's Official: Walden Tops E&C

Congratulations continued to flow in Friday for the election of Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to be the new chairman of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee.

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NAB Seeks Quadrennial Ownership 'Relief' From FCC

With a new deregulatory Republican majority preparing to take the reins at the FCC under a President Donald Trump, the National Association of Broadcasters has petitioned the FCC to rethink...

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EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech

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Interview Opportunity: Steve Harling, New President of Reach Beyond

More than two billion people worldwide have never had the chance to hear about Jesus. How can Christians in North America respond to this urgent need?

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ACLJ Confronts UN on ISIS Genocide Against Christians

The American Center for Law and Justice confronted the U.N. Security Council Tuesday about the ISIS genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities.

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50 Years Later--Joni Eareckson Tada Talks of Ongoing Struggles

After almost 50 years in a wheelchair, Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada says getting up in the morning is still difficult.

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New E&C Chair to Be Picked Friday

Industry players should know by Friday (Dec. 2) who the next chair of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee will be.

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