Federal Legislation

Michael Scurato of the National Hispanic Media Coalition posted the following much-needed blog on the updating of the Lifeline program.
A new U.S.-China agreement to further reduce tariffs would act as a tax on U.S. products overseas, and would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, says one economist.
"Tellingly just 4 percent of U.S. Amazon managers are black, although 15 percent of the U.S. Amazon workforce is black,? wrote Tech Crunch.
A coalition of civil rights, media justice, and labor groups applaud the FCC for further action on unfair prison phone rates.
A new federal report shows growth in mobile Internet, but at the same time "... found that 28 percent of households still do not use broadband at home."
"The cell tower industry might be small, with 10,000 to 15,000 workers, but it?s quickly proving to be one of the most dangerous,? said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.
A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA issued the following statement regarding in-flight use of portable electronic devices.
FCC Chair Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn issued a joint statement calling for further reform of inmate calling costs and practices.
Three congressional Democrats asked FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to extend to cable and satellite systems the requirement that their political files be posted on the FCC?s online database.