The Senate passed a five-year extension of a satellite TV law, sending it to the president's desk.
The company tried to hire researchers to dig up dirt, a leaked document shows.
The FCC is pushing back consideration of the Internet rules to next year.
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat essentially throws in the towel on online sales tax.
In 2009, executives raised doubts, prompting an internal consideration of the program's merits.
Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sponsored the legislation.
A top executive reportedly supported investigating journalists and monitoring rides.
“It kind of feels like the dinosaurs won,” said one tech industry lobbyist.
Rep. Stephen Lynch threatened legislation to force agencies to respond more quickly.
The agency appointed Niall Brennan as chief data officer to improve transparency.
The senator called on the FCC to protect an “open and fair Internet.”
“What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist?” Kutcher tweeted.
Begich is retiring at the end of the year after losing reelection.
The auction is already surpassing expectations.
The poll did not ask about specific proposals to change the law.
Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal dropped their opposition to a satellite TV bill.
The company is bringing on top privacy lawyers after criticism from Congress.
The loophole could let the NSA continue its program without reauthorization.
Senate Intel leaders object to a plan to destroy emails from all but senior CIA staffers.
Civil liberties groups are frustrated with his vote against a surveillance reform bill.
Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.) was the only Democrat to vote against an NSA reform measure.
The legislation was part of a bipartisan agreement with the Senate.
Lawmakers hammered Todd Park over the HealthCare.gov debacle.
Felonies should only apply to “significant criminal activity,” an official said.