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Anna Eshoo

GOP, Dems Clash In Latest Election-Year Political Fight

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving in...

Finding Common Ground: A Path Forward for the FCC

Mike Montgomery | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Montgomery

It's a common refrain from someone who truly understands the merits of a strong, vibrant Silicon Valley, and Rep. Eshoo should be applauded for maintaining her focus on jobs and the economy.

Spending Quality Techy Time with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Mike Montgomery | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Maybe it's what you'd expect from Silicon Valley's representative in Congress, but Congresswoman Anna Eshoo really understands the intimate connection between public policy and our digital future.

Surprise: Lawmakers Who Received Donations From Google Don't Think Google Acts 'Unfair'

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission on Monday to steer clear of expanding its authority as it investigates allegat...

Why Public Policy is Critical to the Communications Revolution

Mike Montgomery | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

It is undeniable that the communication industry has brought transformational benefits to consumers, and the future of the industry is boundless. Policymakers, however, continue to have a pivotal role either as catalysts for investment and innovation or creating potential hurdles to new technology

Paul Blumenthal

19 Words Could Mean Big Disclosure Of Secret Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hidden within the mammoth omnibus appropriations bill crafted by House, Senate and White House negotiators is a 19-word change to a ride...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Call On White House To Sign Campaign Transparency Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 60 House Democrats led by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) is urging the White House to sign a draft executive order that would req...

Paul Blumenthal

Congressional Democrats Press Support For Corporate Disclosure Post-Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats are stepping up support for transparency in corporate political spending ahead of the 2012 elections. On Wedn...

A Key Victory for Net Neutrality

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

While the White House and FCC sold us out on net neutrality, yesterday produced an important victory in the fight for an open internet. Congressman Bobby Rush was denied the position after ColorOfChange members opposed his candidacy.

NARAL and Planned Parenthood: Ineffectiveness Anti-Choice Democrats Can Rely On

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Democrats in Congress have just proudly signed a deal that allows a bunch of old men who have spent the better part of the last century avoiding their own sexual issues to dictate access to abortion services.

Protecting Pharmaceutical Profits: The Cost Is Human Lives

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The public option has received the lion's share of attention in the health care debate, but there's an equally important issue relating to generic drugs that could mean lifesaving drugs remain too expensive for all but the wealthy.

Congress Drafts Bill To Turn Volume Down On TV Commercials

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Television viewers jarred by abrupt spikes in volume during commercial breaks may someday be able to give their mute buttons a rest...

Setting the Record Straight on Our Health Care Legislation

Rep. Anna Eshoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Anna Eshoo

Jane Hamsher attributes nefarious motives to our health care reform effort and the resulting legislation. I fiercely disagree. It was carefully shaped to save lives and reduce costs.

Anna Eshoo's PhRMA Boondoggle: The Devil Is In Her Details

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Thank you, Rep. Eshoo, for your commitment to having a bill that does not allow for "evergreening." Now the question becomes -- how are we going to get one?

The Fight For Biogenerics

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Kramer

You know a health care bill isn't right for the American people when it carves out a legal monopoly for Big Pharma and Botox. Our Congressional leaders should be capable of more.

House Health Care Bill: A Death Sentence For My Fellow Breast Cancer Survivors

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Pelosi made a choice about the lifesaving biologic drugs I took when I was in chemotherapy that will cost many fellow breast cancer survivors everything they own, and quite possibly their lives.

Before We Pass Health Insurance Reform, We Must Do More to Limit Big Pharma's Monopoly on Biologics

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

In Congress, I will work to support affordable prices on biologics, so that victims of cancer, HIV, diabetes, Parkinsons, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis can afford the medicine they need to stay alive.

Seven Reasons Why We Need Net Neutrality Now

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

The Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 establishes the basic rules of the road for an open Internet. Its arrival couldn't be more timely -- we must act to pass this bill.

Eshoo and Barton Team Up to Block Generic Biologic Medicines

James Love | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
James Love

The Eshoo/Barton amendment, which has the support of many newly pro-PhRMA democrats, will extend the period of monopolies for biologic medicines.

Key Democrats Back BIO Industry Against Consumers to Delay Generic Medicines (Biosimilars)

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Unlike for pharmaceutical drugs, there is no easy way to get FDA approval for a generic biologic product. Congress is considering an FDA reform to fix this, but it is being derailed by the BIO.

Sam Stein

Was The CIA Hiding Cheney's "Executive Assassination Ring"?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The revelation from seven Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee that they were misled about a critical CIA program has sparked a debate that t...

A Small Ray of Congressional Hope in a Gloomy Tech World

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Were there more Anna Eshoos to keep an eye on things, a lot of the silliness around Washington when the discussion turns to the Internet and related issues might just be eliminated.