Currently, the FCC has the authority under the Communications Act to require on-air disclosure of the “true identity” of the people and groups buying ads. However, today, mega-donors hide behind the innocuous and misleading titles of their front groups. Yarmuth’s bill directs the FCC to use the agency’s existing authority in the Communications Act and update the sponsorship identification rul
“The FCC must remain as agile as the industries it oversees,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.
“Earth Day reminds us all that we have responsibility to safeguard this planet for future generations, to do all that we can to ensure that we leave a safe and healthy environment for our children and grandchildren. We have come a long way since we first began observing Earth Day in 1970.
“The QER is a serious, thoughtful, and necessary look at how best to modernize America’s energy infrastructure, and I applaud the Obama Administration for releasing this first installment.
The five Democratic members of the Committee all announced their support today for Pallone’s legislation, which directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its rules that facilitate small business participation in spectrum auctions. The lawmakers also discussed the future of spectrum policy at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing two weeks ago.
“I am pleased that President Obama and the United States continue to lead the world in the fight against man-made climate change. By transmitting its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations today, the United States solidifies its commitment to reducing emissions by 26-28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. Many other countries, including China and other developing nati
“For more than a decade, Congress has had to temporarily fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) nearly twenty times since it was enacted,” said Pallone. “Well, today is the last time that we will have to talk about the broken SGR. The House has finally come together to fix it once and for all and it is an historic achievement to say the least.”
“Finally, after a decade of trying, we have a bipartisan bill that will permanently repeal the flawed SGR and move Medicare to a health care system based on quality and efficiency, that is good for seniors and doctors alike.” said Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ). “As with any bipartisan effort, this legislation reflects give and take on both s
“Five years ago, our nation moved away from an increasingly expensive health care system that allowed insurers to kick Americans off of their insurance plans when they got sick, to a system with vital protections and more affordable and accessible coverage for everyone. Today, health care costs are growing at the slowest rate on record and the percentage of uninsured Americans is the lowest in
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