Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) criticized Microsoft founder Bill Gates for calling on Congress to increase STEM worker visas while the company plans to cut 18,000 jobs next year.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cell phone in order to switch providers once their contract is up.
Senators introduced a bill allowing the president to appoint the NSA's inspector general.
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) helped introduce a bill Thursday that aims to ensure retired musicians are paid royalties by digital radio stations.
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) called on Congress to pass a bill that would permanently extend a moratorium on taxing the Internet.
“Taxes will be levied if we don’t act by November,” Thune said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Rather than wait for angry constituents, let’s be proactive and pass this bill today.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to rewrite net neutrality rules would result in “the end of the Internet as we know it” and demanded that President Obama try to stop it.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) applauded the Department of Justice’s decision to charge five Chinese soldiers for cyber spying on U.S. companies but said Congress should also pass a comprehensive cyber security bill.
“For far too long hackers in China have stolen our intellectual property, our technology blueprints, our business plans — in effect, our ideas — which has put some Americans in manufacturing states like Maine out of work,” King said Monday. “It’s time we fight back.”
Singer-songwriter Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Monday that he would introduce a bill to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated.
Hatch, who sings and plays the piano, organ and violin, has written dozens of songs including more recently a hip-hop-style Hannukah song titled “Eight Days of Hanukkah.”
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said Monday that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report proves the United States needs to create more clean energy.
The United Nations (UN) report on climate change found that global emissions of greenhouse gasses have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change.
Rep. Frank Wolf said the CEO was "demonized" for his beliefs about marriage.