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Net agenda in Congress

In spite of budgetary issues and the ubiquitous White House sex scandal, Congress is finding time to focus on high tech and the Internet.

In spite of budgetary issues and the ubiquitous White House sex scandal, Congress is finding time to focus on high tech and the Internet. Lawmakers are tackling an array of issues from child protection to spam and copyrights.

Congress facing broad Net issues
update Between budget bills and impeachment issues, Congress may find time to advance new Net regulations on broad fronts.

House subcommittee passes CDA II
update Lawmakers push forward the first online content restrictions since a major part of the CDA was struck down.

Tech legislation put on hold
With Congress sidetracked by the White House sex scandal, legislation regarding visas for highly skilled foreign workers will have to wait.