Tag Archives: Ed Markey

Bipartisan Senator Group Reintroduces Space Frontier Act

A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced a new bill to extend the International Space Station's operational life through 2030. The Space Frontier Act would allot funds for ISS' continued operation and omit regulations that prevent the station from further development, the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Thursday.

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Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Preventing President Trump From Launching Nuclear Strike

House and Senate lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would require President Trump to seek congressional approval before launching a nuclear first strike. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif, unveiled the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019 during a recent press conference with nuclear arms control leaders, Markey’s office said Tuesday.

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Three Senators Introduce Commercial Space Bill

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; and Ed Markey, D-Mass. have introduced a bill aiming to refine regulation of U.S. space transportation. The Space Frontier Act would appoint an assistant secretary to help address commercial space concerns in the Department of Transportation, Cruz’s office said Thursday. The bill also …

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Promote AI Tech Advancement

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill that seeks to encourage the continued development of artificial intelligence systems. The Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017 would direct the Commerce Department to create a federal advisory committee to examine opportunities and impacts of …

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Senators Ask FBI for Investigation Updates on DDoS Attacks on FCC Public Comment Filing Portal

A group of five senators has asked the FBI for updates on its investigation into distributed denial-of-service attacks that targeted the Federal Communications Commission’s electronic comment filing platform. FCC reported on May 8 that external threat actors orchestrated the DDoS attacks to bombard the comment portal and prevented legitimate commenters to …

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Lawmakers Want FTC Probe of Website Tracking Files

Two House lawmakers are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the use of so-called supercookies on websites, files that users do not know are on their computers. Reps. Joe Barton (R-Tx.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), co-chairmen of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, sent a letter Monday to FTC Chairman …

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Rep. Wants Children’s Online Privacy Bill by Next Year

Following an announcement by the Federal Trade Commission that it would consider limiting advertisers’ ability to track customers online, a Democratic lawmaker said he wants to create a “Do Not Track” option specifically for children. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who Politico reports is one of the top online privacy advocates …

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