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Allen and Kerry Introduce the Wireless Innovation Act

Today in a bipartisan effort, Senator George Allen (R-VA) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) introduced in the Senate the Wireless Innovation Act of 2006 (WINN Act). Senators John Sununu (R-NH) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) also co-sponsored the bill. The Wireless Innovation Act of 2006 aims to “facilitate the development of wireless broadband Internet access by […]

Tierney, Kerry Fight for Tougher Child Pornography Penalties

Congressman John F. Tierney (D-Salem) and Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) recently introduced “Masha’s Law” (H.R. 4703), a companion legislation to S. 2155, introduced in the Senate by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). The legislation would require “tougher penalties for downloading child pornography off the internet. Currently, an individual who illegally downloads music […]

Feinstein, Boxer Urge Senate Leadership to Oppose Legislation Aimed at Weakening State Food Safety Laws

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif.) today urged Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to oppose legislation aimed at rolling back stringent food safety laws approved by state and local governments, such as California’s Proposition 65. The Senators requested that Senators Frist and Reid join them […]

John Kerry on SBA Disaster Loan Funding

The following is a statement by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass), Ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Business and Entrepreneurship, submitted for the record on the Supplemental Appropriations for SBA’s Disaster Loan Program (HR 4745) which passed the Senate today: Mr. KERRY: Mr. President, the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program is facing another shutdown […]

Richard Dreyfuss: Impeaching Bush Is ‘Cause Worth Fighting For’

In a speech at the National Press Club, actor Richard Dreyfuss told the audience in Washington, D.C., yesterday that “there are causes worth fighting for,” and one of those is the impeachment of President George W. Bush. Richard Dreyfuss has never been one to shy away from speaking up for his beliefs. A well known […]

NASA Under Fire, Drafts New Rules for Media Office

NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin announced yesterday that he has “convened a team of scientists and public information officials to draft new guidelines to ensure that news of agency research or events will not be tailored or curtailed to reflect political or ideological bias.” This comes after NASA has been underfire for manipulating news releases […]

Kerry Calls on Government to Expand Opportunities for Women, Minorities in Venture Capital program

Yesterday, Senator John Kerry the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, called on the federal government to “expand participation of women and minorities in the Small Business Administration’s venture capital program.” During Bush’s tenure, “the percentage of venture capital investments through the SBA’s Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program in […]

Secret Deliberations Determined Decision to Sell Port Control to Dubai Company

Last I heard security at our nation’s ports was an issue under the Bush administration. They like to claim that they are the National Security experts, but truth be told they are miserable failures at keeping us safe. Following up on my piece yesterday on the issue of selling 6 of our major Ports to […]