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  • Sen. John Hoeven, congresswoman Kay Granger, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr,  Sen. Richard Shelby, and United States Sen. John Thune, (L-R) at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's meeting in Moscow, July 3, 2018. 

    Republicans who spent their Fourth of July in Russia to help Trump in advance of the Helsinki summit distanced themselves from the president's remarks.

  • Sen. John Hoeven, congresswoman Kay Granger, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr,  Sen. Richard Shelby, and United States Sen. John Thune, (L-R) at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's meeting in Moscow, July 3, 2018. 

    Sen. Richard Shelby told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that he hoped Trump's meeting with Putin could mark a turning point for relations between the two countries.

  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross straightens his papers during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tariffs, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Washington.

    Senators from both parties drilled into Ross over the tariffs on metals and separate duties targeting Chinese imports.

  • The company has historically reported its income in lower tax jurisdictions, which is possible in part because AbbVie parks the majority of the patents for its top-selling drug in Bermuda- a country that has a zero tax rate on corporate profits, according to a Reuters analysis of 88 Humira patents. Despite recording over half its $28.2 billion in 2017 sales in...

  • The social media company said Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, computer maker Lenovo Group, and smartphone makers OPPO and TCL Corp were among about 60 companies worldwide that received access to some user data after they signed contracts to re-create Facebook-like experiences for their users. Members of Congress raised concerns after The New York Times...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies on security concerns. Members of Congress raised concerns after The New York Times reported on the practice on Sunday,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies on security concerns. Members of Congress raised concerns after The New York Times reported on the practice on Sunday,...

  • Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018.

    Facebook still has not answered hundreds of written questions submitted from members of Congress after Zuckerberg's testimony in April, according to congressional staff.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee demanded that Facebook Inc's chief executive officer respond to a report that user data was shared with at least 60 device manufacturers, weeks after the social media company said it would change its practices after a political firm got access to data from millions of users. Senators John Thune, the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and the top Democrat on the panel on Tuesday demanded that Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg answer questions about whether user privacy was compromised by information disclosed to at least 60 device manufacturers. Senators John Thune, a Republican, and Bill...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and the top Democrat on the panel on Tuesday demanded that Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg answer questions about whether user privacy was compromised by information disclosed to at least 60 device manufacturers. Senators John Thune, a Republican, and Bill...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- The head of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee said on Monday he planned to ask Facebook Inc about a New York Times report that the social media company allowed Apple Inc and other device makers to have "deep" access to users' personal data without their consent. "The Commerce Committee will be sending Facebook a letter seeking additional...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee said on Monday he planned to ask Facebook Inc about a New York Times report that the social media company allowed Apple Inc and other device makers to have "deep" access to users' personal data without their consent. The software referred to by the New York Times was launched 10 years ago and used by...

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer

    Senate Democrats narrowly won a vote on Wednesday to save so-called net neutrality rules that ensure unobstructed access to the internet.

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of keeping open-internet rules in a bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House. The 52 to 47 vote margin in the Senate was larger than expected with three...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 on Wednesday to reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, but it still faces an uphill battle. It is not clear if the U.S. House of Representatives will vote at all on the measure, while the White House has said it opposed repealing the December...

  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

    The internet is too important for partisan politics. Congress must codify widely accepted net neutrality protections through bipartisan legislation, says Sen. John Thune.

  • There are nearly a dozen pending investigations into Pruitt with the EPA inspector general, the Government Accountability Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee. Recent findings by the GAO, which said the EPA violated the law by installing a $43,000 "privacy booth" in Pruitt's...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators on Tuesday that the company was attempting to change in light of recent criticism, as he attempted to forestall any strict legislation aimed at the world's largest social network. The 33- year-old internet mogul was grilled in a joint hearing of the U.S. Senate's...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg started testifying before Congress on Tuesday as he looks to fend off the possibility of new regulations as a result of the privacy scandal engulfing his social network. John Thune, chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee, struck an adversarial...