Feingold To Vote No On Financial Reform Bill?

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Commerce Committee Markup of Public Safety Network Bill

Commerce Committee Markup of Public Safety Network Bill
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Senator Rockefeller is joined by Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford; Major General James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the State of West Virginia; and Jimmy Gianato, Director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; among others, during the Commerce Committee Executive Session.

Fun Facts with Bill Nevin

Good evening ladies and gentleman, Im Bill Nevin the announcer for the WVU Marching Band. On behalf of WVU Director of Bands John Hendricks, marching band director Jay Drury, and the members of the Mountaineer Marching Band, Id like to say how thrilled we are to be performing this evening at Bethel Park as part of the 41st annual Bethel Park Band Festival. On behalf of the WVU Marching Band we would like to thank the Bethel Park High School Band Boosters and band director David Buetzow for their support and assistance in making our performance here tonight possible. Wed also like to say thank you to all donors who have contributed to the ongoing Pride Travel Fund, a campaign of the WVU Foundation. We appreciate your support. And now ladies and gentleman, please welcome The Pride of West Virginia, The Mountaineer Marching Band! We are proud that the WVU marching band is known to be one of the oustanding marching bands in the country. This years band is the largest in West Virginia University history, consisting of 390 members. In 1997 the WVU marching band was awarded the Sudler Trophy by the John Phillips Sousa Foundation, recognizing us as the outstanding college marching band in the country. It is interesting to note that the vast majority of students enrolled in the WVU band come from various states up and down the eastern United States. Approximately 50% are residents of West Virginia. WVU Band students are enrolled in all of the various colleges at the university and

Virginia Tech alumnus testifies against guns on campus bill, Texas House

John Woods lost his girlfriend, Maxine Turner, in the April 16, 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech. He testifies before the House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, against a bill that would force colleges and universities to allow guns in classrooms (82(R) HB 750).
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Do any of you see a problem here Virginia lawmaker sponsors bill banning illegal aliens from public college?

Question by : Do any of you see a problem here Virginia lawmaker sponsors bill banning illegal aliens from public college?
Del. Christopher Peace (R-Mechanicsville) is sponsoring a bill which would prohibit illegal aliens from attending any of Virginia’s public two-year or four-year colleges and universities.

While federal law states that illegal aliens are not eligible for in-state tuition rates, there is no law banning them from attending publicly-subsidized schools.

Under current Virginia law, public universities may decide whether or not to admit illegal aliens as long as they are charged out-of-state tuition.

If HB 1465 becomes law, Virginia will join South Carolina, Georgia institutions, Alabama in banning illegal aliens from taxpayer-supported colleges.

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I don’t, no.

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Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Discussing His Health Care Opposition Bill

On February 13, 2010 Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall appeared on Fox News to discuss his bill (soon to become law) – the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act, and the unconstitutionality of the Federal Government to require citizens to have health insurance. The bill protects an individual’s right and power to participate or to decline to participate in a health care system or plan. The bill prohibits any law that will infringe on an individual’s right to pay for lawful medical services. The bill further prohibits the adoption of any law that imposes a penalty, tax, or fine upon an individual who declines to enter into a contract for health care coverage or to participate in a health care system or plan.
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Film Fun Magazine..March 1925…”IS LOVE EVERYTHING?” …..item 1..Phone bill cramming costs billions–Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills (July 14, 2011) …

Film Fun Magazine..March 1925…”IS LOVE EVERYTHING?” …..item 1..Phone bill cramming costs billions–Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills (July 14, 2011) …
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Telephone carriers have made more than billion[b] in revenue from third-party charges in the past decade, said Senator John "Jay" Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat and committee chairman. Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills, according to the report.

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Businesses and consumers pay for unauthorized third-party telephone charges, the report says

Grant Gross (IDG News Service) — 14 July, 2011 02:27

www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/393499/senate_report_phone…

Third-party charges on U.S. consumer and business telephone bills, most of them unauthorized by the customer, amount to US billion a year, according to a new report from a U.S. Senate committee.

Unauthorized third-party charges on telephone bills, often called cramming, cost one national retail chain 0,000 over the last decade, not including the 0,000 the company spent to fight the mystery charges, said the report, resulting from a year-long investigation by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Telephone carriers have made more than billion[b] in revenue from third-party charges in the past decade, said Senator John "Jay" Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat and committee chairman. Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills, according to the report.

In the late 1990s, after congressional hearings on cramming, carriers promised to fix the problem, Rockefeller said during a committee hearing Wednesday. "Congress took their word for it," he said. "But what we now know is that the cramming problem wasn’t solved. Far from it."

Rockefeller ripped into telephone companies and trade group the United States Telecom Association for not taking stronger action against crammers. "Why not ban it?" he said. "Why put people through that? It doesn’t make any sense."

Telephone carriers will work with Congress to fix the problem, said Walter McCormick Jr., president and CEO of the trade group. He said he couldn’t answer Rockfeller’s questions about why carriers permit unauthorized third-party billing, but he said it’s difficult for carriers to determine which third-party charges are legitimate.

Revenues from allowing third-party billing amounts to about one tenth of 1 percent of carrier revenue, McCormick said. He promised to ask carriers about banning all third-party billing after a grilling from Rockefeller.

Congress originally required carriers to allow third-party charges as a way to allow customers to see their local and long-distance phone charges on the same bill, if they were provided by different carriers, McCormick said. Many carriers refund third-party charges after the first complaint by a customer, and many offer services to block all third-party charges, he said.

Rockefeller called on Congress to take action. Representatives of the attorneys general offices in Illinois and Vermont asked the committee to pass legislation that would ban most third-party charges on telephone bills.

Cramming happens when businesses add charges to a customer’s phone bill without permission. In some cases, the crammers get the telephone number when a customer signs up for a free offer online, but in other cases, the crammers apparently pull telephone numbers at random, witnesses said.

Only about 1 percent of third-party charges on telephone bills are legitimate, said David Spofford, CEO of Xigo, a vendor that monitors telephone charges for other companies.

Cramming charges can be for as little as .99 a month, but Illinois investigators have found charges of up to a month, said Lisa Madigan, the attorney general there. The charges are sometimes described as website design and hosting, search engine optimization and online yellow pages listings.

Corporate victims of cramming in recent years include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, AT&T, Dell, State Farm, Citigroup, American Airlines, Pepsi, Wal-Mart and Best Buy, according to the committee report. Large businesses with multiple locations are particularly susceptible to cramming, because of confusion over whether the charges were authorized, the report said. The report lists more than 200 business that have been victims of cramming, as well as several nonprofits, schools, and government agencies.

Susan Eppley, who worked in Georgia as accounts payable manager for a company operating fast food restaurants, said she discovered ,200 in cramming charges in late 2010. She spent about 15 hours working to get the money back, she told the committee.

"It is infuriating to me that it is legal for companies to, without authorization, charge your businesses … and, in effect, take money out of the hands of hard-working, deserving men and women," she said.

Wednesday’s hearing focused on landline phones, but witnesses said the problem was growing for mobile users as well. It may be tougher to target on mobile services, because of a number of legitimate add-on charges, including ring tones, witnesses said.

The hearing came a day after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed new rules that would require landline telephone carriers to notify customers at the point of sale and on each bill of the option to block third-party charges on their phone bills. The proposed rules would require both landline and mobile carriers to include notices on their phone bills and websites saying customers can file complaints about mystery fees with the FCC.

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant’s e-mail address is grant_gross@idg.com.
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Foxx calls on Congress to exclude taxpayer funded abortion from healthcare reform bill

Foxx calls on Congress to exclude taxpayer funded abortion from healthcare reform bill
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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx joins Pro-Life members of Congress to demand that healthcare reform does not require taxpayer funded abortion or abortion insurance mandates.