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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Excerpt from a co-sponsorship memo circulated recently by State Representative Russ Diamond

“Pennsylvanians are extremely generous when it comes to donating and supporting our local, state and national charities and political organizations. After they donate, their names appear on the charity’s donor list. Some of those charities share their donor lists. Most often, this in turn erupts into an avalanche of unwanted telephone calls. Because of the […]


Excerpts from the respective testimony of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and Chairman Tom Wheeler

-“I am disappointed that the Commission is yet again seeking to siphon money from the USF to fund the FCC’s work, and I urge this Subcommittee to again reject this proposal. To be sure, the Commission this year is requesting a smaller transfer of $9.5 million. But the reasons for opposing any diversion of USF […]


Comments of U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) who introduced legislation reauthorizing the FCC for only two years.

“The technology and communications landscape has changed dramatically since Congress last passed an update for our nation’s telecommunications regulator more than 25 years ago. Restarting the process of regular authorizations for the FCC will make the agency more accountable to the American people and ensure that the agency has the right tools to do its […]


Comments of Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

“We recognize that identity theft and unlawful debt collection practices continue to cause significant harm to many consumers. Steps like the recent upgrade to and our leadership of a nationwide initiative to combat unlawful debt collection practices are critical to our ongoing work to protect consumers from these harms.”