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Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

...investment will slow in the face of bureaucratic oversight."Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said he would pursue industry-friendly legislation, although it was unlikely that Obama would sign such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/regulators-ok-net-neutrali
League heads rebuked for skipping domestic violence hearing on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - Mem bers of the Senate Commerce Committee chastised the commissioners of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL for skipping a hearing Tuesday on domestic violence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-02/league-heads-rebuked-skipping
Adrian Peterson doesn't testify at appeal hearing that lasted more than three hours

...Hender son to compel Vincent to testify and he obliged. Vincent testified in Washington on Tuesday before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about domestic violence in professional sports.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-02/adrian-peterson-doesnt-testif
Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

...the loans, adding $1 to the loan or one day to the terms to bypass the interest cap.In testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee last year, Holly Petraeus, the head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's office for service member...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-26/pentagon-wants-tighter-sol
NCAA Presi­dent Mark Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life'

...him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."Emmert faced a skeptical Senate Commerce Committee and said he feels college sports "works extremely well for the vast majority" and that the overall current...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-09/ncaa-presi-dent-mark-emme
What's US's role in making the Web secure?

...do," said Gregory T. Nojeim, senior counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology. Nojeim said the Senate Commerce Committee bill appears to leave "tough questions to the president, and that isn't comforting because some presidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/29/liv_549830.shtml
Life & style
Curb TV indecency

...legislation lots of momentum as it headed into the Senate. But apparently not enough. It's been bottled up in the Senate Commerce Committee for months. No one has directly spoken out against it, but the talk is that Hollywood - and its huge campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/27/edi_4860.shtml
Editorials
Law on indecency eludes Congress

...the Federal Communications Commission study violence on television. This year, it has been bottled up in the Senate Commerce Committee. Lanier Swann, the director of government relations at Concerned Women for America, said the panel's chairman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/25/bus_4528.shtml
Business
The witch hunt is heating up

...an almost unprecedented move, the Justice Department has acknowledged it complied with a subpoena from the Senate Commerce Committee and turned over documents obtained during a grand jury investigation into an alleged steroid-distribution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/29/oly_413879.shtml
Olympics
McCain wants testing change

...Wednesday that Congress will step in unless the union agrees to toughen the sport's steroid-testing rules. The Senate Commerce Committee chairman challenged union head Donald Fehr to accept a far more stringent drug-testing policy, such as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/11/bas_408338.shtml
Baseball