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— Out with the outdated, in with the brand new: FCC Chair Ajit Pai is attending his final open assembly on the company right now, whereas new GOP Commissioner Nathan Simington attends his first. John has the small print on what to anticipate.
— Search large’s name to motion: A prime Google govt is looking for the Biden administration and Congress to pursue laws that “improves employment-based visa programs” that give the U.S. a aggressive edge.
— SCOTUS case to look at: Should the FTC have the facility to make corporations that wronged prospects — and profited — pay them again? The Supreme Court is contemplating that very query right now.
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