10 hrs ago
Connected Cars Get Lawmakers' Attention
Lawmakers are focused on vehicle safety as the so-called "connected" dashboard becomes more complicated, however while it doesn't appear AM/FM radio is their immediate concern, the topic was discussed.
Thu May 09, 2013
Senator rocks the boat on cruise line safety
Mark Huffman has been a consumer news reporter for ConsumerAffairs since 2004. He covers real estate, gas prices and the economy and has reported extensively on negative-option sales.
Why the IT Industry Is Desperate for H-1B Reform Legislation
CIO - As the debate over comprehensive immigration reform begins to heat up in Washington, many in the tech sector will be keeping a close eye on a specific set of provisions in the proposed legislation that would increase the number of high-skilled, foreign-born workers eligible for visas and other work programs to keep them in the country ... (more)
Advertising Law -- May 09, 2013
The Practising Law Institute is offering a second opportunity to attend its annual Information Technology Law Institute on May 16-17, 2013 in San Francisco or by webcast.
Charleston Daily Mail
Rahall announces intentions to run for re-election
The longtime Democratic congressman plans to send out a fundraising/announcement letter today, said spokesman Allen Crow.
Wed May 08, 2013
Senate Bill Calls For 'Watch List' Of Nations Cyberspying On U.S., Trade Sanctions
In a week that began with the rare move of the Pentagon calling out the Chinese government and military for attacks on U.S. government networks, some key senators have drafted a bill that would create a watch list of nations conducting cyberespionage against the U.S., and spell out just what technologies and products are being stolen - as well as ... (more)
El Paso Times
Data brokers may be violating rules for sale of personal data
Federal officials have intensified their scrutiny of the data brokerage industry by issuing a series of formal letters in recent days alerting companies that they may be violating federal restrictions on the collection and sale of personal information.
Rockefeller Cool on FCC Pick Needing Fans Beyond Industry
Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former lobbyist, moves toward a U.S. Senate hearing on his nomination to lead the Federal Communications Commission without stated support from the lawmaker who can most sway the process.
Mon May 06, 2013
What Exactly Does - Do Not Track' Mean?
The digital ad business last month took a beating from Sen. Jay Rockefeller during the Commerce committee's eighth privacy hearing in the past 18 months.
Thu May 02, 2013
Spirit of Jefferson Advocate
Gov. Tomblin announces decision to expand Medicaid in West Virginia
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, President and CEO of United Health System Tom Jones, and CEO of Thomas Health Systems Steve Dexter, today announced the decision to expand Medicaid in West Virginia.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Fri Apr 26, 2013
CISPA Update: Senate says no... for now
According to a representative of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the controversial bill known as the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act , which passed the House of Representatives last week, will almost certainly be shelved by the Senate.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
DOT, FAA Answer to U.S. Senate on Flight Delays
With more than 5,000 flight delays over the past three days and congressional anger focused on the FAA, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta hastened to Capitol Hill April 25 to meet with the Senate's top aviation leaders.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Sen. Rockefeller rips 'repulsive' online tracking
Sen. Jay Rockefeller accused the advertising industry on Wednesday of purposefully delaying negotiations to develop a feature that would allow consumers to block online tracking.
Lawmakers urge delay in control-tower furloughs
As airport delays spread across the country, members of Congress on Tuesday urged the administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers to give the White House and Congress time to find a less painful way of handling automatic spending cuts.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Journal Junction for April 24
Editor's note: Journal Junction offers the public a forum to applaud successes, discuss issues, point out problems and review the events of the day in a constructive manner.
The Washington Post
While everyone has been focused on recent events like the terrorist attack in Boston or the gun control debacle in Congress, the many retirements announced by Democratic Senators have gone virtually unnoticed.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
A Comedy Party With Senators Baucus and Rockefeller
Senator Franken from Minnesota may have worked once as a Comedian, but he's got to brush up his act if he wants to win a comedy slam against Montana Senator Max Baucus or West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller.
Sat Apr 20, 2013
The Case For - And Against - Freaking Out About CISPA,...
If you missed it , on Thursday, the House of Representatives passed CISPA by a 288-127 vote.