Latest Herb Kohl Stories

More Scrutiny Called For On Verizon Wireless Spectrum Bid
2012-05-25 13:30:13

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com In the world of real estate, it is often said it's about location, location, location. In the world of wireless communication, it's currently about spectrum, spectrum, spectrum. Housing starts may continue to struggle, but where there seems to be little vacancy right now is the wireless spectrum - and matters may only get worse. Senator Herb Kohl [D-WI] issued a letter jointly addressed to Eric Holder, the U.S. attorney-general, and Julius Genachowski,...

FTC Asked To Widen Probe Of Google Search Practices
2011-12-20 09:35:25

Two US senators on Monday urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to deepen the investigation of Google for alleged antitrust violations relating to Google listing its own websites and products first in web searches, reports Nancy Gohring for IDG News. “While we take no position on the ultimate legality of Google´s practices under the antitrust laws and the FTC Act, we believe these concerns warrant a thorough investigation by the FTC,” the two senators wrote in a letter...

2011-07-20 14:25:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile senior vice president of Government Affairs, issued the following statement on Sen. Herb Kohl's (D-Wis.) decision to oppose the AT&T/T-Mobile transaction. "We are disappointed to learn of the position taken by Sen. Kohl on the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. While we have a great deal of respect for Sen. Kohl, we strongly disagree with his analysis of this transaction, which will bring significant...

2011-06-22 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The refusal of Google's top executives, CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to testify at a hearing by the Senate's antitrust subcommittee demonstrates a contempt for Congress and the full Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena the two executives, Consumer Watchdog said today. Consumer Watchdog has been calling for Google CEO's sworn testimony before Congress for over a year and has distributed two popular online...

2011-03-13 07:00:00

Google's dominance in Internet search is among top issues the Senate's leading legislator on antitrust issues plans to probe in the coming months. Senator Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin, who heads the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, listed priority issues -- which also include media consolidation and net neutrality -- in an announcement Thursday highlighting his top concerns for the 112th Congress. Kohl called out Google specifically as a...

2010-12-22 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging: "We thank Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) for his leadership on assuring that nursing home residents can receive the pain medications they need as quickly as possible. We appreciate that nurses and other health care professionals will now be allowed to act as agents of the practitioner for all prescribed Schedule II-V controlled substances. "We look...

2010-03-11 19:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised the U.S. Senate for passing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009. Sponsored by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 20 senators, this legislation will help combat online cigarette sales that have robbed hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues from the states and that undermine state laws that prevent youth access to tobacco...

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