House of Reps Nixes DTV Delay Bill
In a vote held today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the proposed bill that would delay the transition to digital TV signals by four months. The bill needed two thirds of the House to pass. It is not immediately clear what the bill's future is, though the Senate passed the bill earlier this week, and it has the support of President Obama.
Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bill HR 2666, which could interfere with the FCC's ability to enforce net neutrality provisions.
Republicans to Let NSA Keep Spying On Your Calls
Republicans recently introduced a bill in the Senate that will extend the NSA's ability to collect and store phone call data through December 2020. As it stands today, the law (part of the Patriot Act) is slated to expire June 1.
Senate Passes USA Freedom Act
The Senate today passed the USA Freedom Act, which moves to curtail how the NSA collects and stores American call records. The Patriot Act expired on Sunday and with it the NSA's authority to collect call records en masse.
Republicans Target Net Neutrality Rules with Budget Trickery
A new budget proposed by House Republicans would hobble the FCC's attempt to enact and enforce its proposed net neutrality rules. The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill "prohibits the FCC from implementing net neutrality until certain court cases are resolved, requires newly proposed regulations to be made publicly available for 21 days before the Commission votes on them, and prohibits the FCC from regulating rates for either wireline or wireless Internet service." Republicans have used several different avenues through which to block the FCC's proposed rules.
Patriot Act Expires, NSA Phone Data Collection Ends
The Patriot Act expired today and with it the NSA's authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk. Members of the Senate deliberated over the Act furiously on Sunday as some wanted to extend its powers and others wanted to kill it altogether.
Voice of Reason
LETS FORCE THEM TO CHANGE. WHO DOESN'T WANT GOOD TV SIGNAL
i have been hearing this **** for going on 5 years now
i remember back in 2004 there was supposed to be the switch over then it just died out again till now
Some people are like dogs.
If they postpone it again, people will still no...
stupidity at its finest
they read these forums?? haha
90% of people with computer against this stupid delay!
Screw them and they can eat it