Sac Bee: Matsui, California lawmakers fear wildfires will be left out of FCC emergency guidelines

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The federal government is working on guidelines to help people keep wireless carrier coverage during emergencies, but California lawmakers worry the agency is prioritizing hurricanes over wildfires. Without proper guidance, lawmakers fear victims of wildfires could be left further disadvantaged and without necessary tools of communication during disasters. The Federal Communications Commission is ... Read more »

Yahoo Sports: Bill supporting equal pay for USWNT introduced in Congress

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Two Democratic congresswomen introduced legislation on Tuesday that would block federal funding for the 2026 World Cup — which will be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada — until the 2019 World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team “are paid fair and equitable wages compared” to the American men. Twenty-eight members of the USWNT filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against U... Read more »

Politico: Matsui unveils compromise attempt aimed at contentious 5G fight

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Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) today released draft legislation aimed at moving satellite operators off of valuable 5G-friendly airwaves they currently occupy. She's fashioning her WIN 5G Act, which she's teased for months, as a compromise addressing one of the most contentious 5G debates happening behind the scenes in Washington. The satellite companies sitting on the spectrum want to privately sel... Read more »

Law360: Legislators Seek DOL's Plans For 5G Workforce Training

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Law360 (June 13, 2019, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Two lawmakers want to know what the U.S. Department of Labor is doing to make sure there’s a trained workforce ready to deploy and maintain the next generation of wireless services, echoing sentiments from the Federal Communications Commission that a stout workforce is key to winning the race to 5G. Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., sent... Read more »

Politico: Spectrum Caucus heads urge Labor Department to think 5G

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The heads of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus today nudged Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to make jobs supporting and advancing 5G technology a part of Trump administration workforce training initiatives. The Labor Department “has an important role to play in promoting continued U.S. leadership by supporting the development of a qualified workforce ready to assist in the deployment of next gene... Read more »

E&E News: Matsui Introduces Interim Storage bill

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A new House proposal from Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) would authorize the federal government to pursue an interim storage program for the nation's nuclear waste. The legislation, H.R. 3136, avoids the controversial Yucca Mountain site, breaking the legislation connection between the stalled Nevada repository and interim storage. House-passed nuclear waste legislation she co-sponsored with Rep. Jo... Read more »

Sacramento Bee: ‘No prouder place for him to lend his name’: Rep. Matsui honors husband at courthouse event

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To Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, there was “no prouder place” for her husband to leave his mark than the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse. “It’s a fitting tribute to my late husband who was committed to Sacramento and equal justice under the law,” she told a room of more than 100 people at the courthouse’s 20th anniversary celebration Thursday night. The courthouse was unveiled in 1999... Read more »

Broadcasting & Cable: CRA to Block Internet Reg Rollback Launching Tuesday

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Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is introducing the Congressional Review Act resolution Tuesday (Feb. 27) to nullify the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. On the House side, 150 Democrats have introduced a similar measure. The timing makes sense given that Feb. 27 marks network neutrality activists' OneMoreVote day of action on pushing for the one more Republican vote the CRA would need to pass the Senate... Read more »

KCRA: Wanted: Architects to redesign aging West Sacramento bridge

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WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Two cities, connected by an aging bridge over a powerful river, are moving closer toward a major new transportation hub. The iconic I Street Bridge that links Sacramento and West Sacramento is scheduled to be replaced with a new bridge. The original bridge first opened in 1911. Many drivers said they find the drive in ultra-thin car lanes on the bridge to be scary... Read more »

Multichannel News: Federal Spectrum Bill Reintroduced

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By: John Eggerton A bipartisan bill, the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, has been reintroduced in an effort to get government spectrum holders to give it up for the cause, the cause being more spectrum for wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and more. The bill has been introduced multiple times, so far without success. The bill also creates an incentive auction for that freed-up spectrum similar to the one ... Read more »