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Regulatory Year in Review: 2011

Health care reform, the Dodd-Frank Act, environmental protection, and open government are discussed in our top news posts from 2011.

FCC Staff Report Finds AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Contrary to Public Interest

AT&T calls report “obviously one-sided” and questions whether its authors were “predisposed.”

Advocate on Health Care Act Discusses Supreme Court’s Current Term

A former Solicitor General, who will argue for the act’s unconstitutionality, spoke at Penn Law.

Senate Fails to Overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

New “open Internet” regulations survive congressional challenge.

FCC Repeals the Fairness Doctrine and Other Regulations

Repeal follows Commission’s announced plan to remove rules that are out of date.

Justice Department Moves to Block AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile

Antitrust Division argues the merger would decrease competition, increase prices.

Senator Franken Supports Bloomberg’s Battle Against Comcast

The FCC considers whether the cable provider is favoring its own news channels.

Expand Centralized Regulatory Review to Independent Agencies

Congress should require independent regulatory commissions to perform cost-benefit analyses

Senators Debate the Merits of Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Sen. Kohl argues that consumers would lose a low-priced option while Sen. Lee claims the merger would generate efficiencies.

Obama Directs Independent Regulatory Agencies

Executive order contains strongly worded regulatory reform guidelines.

House Passes Resolution Disapproving of Net Neutrality Rules

Democrats and Republicans disagree about FCC’s role in Internet access.

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