…Congressional leaders have made two separate proposals, one that would provide Americans over the age of 16 with a $2,000 monthly check for up to 12 months, and one that would cancel rent and mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus emergency.
Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer, Patty Murray, Sherrod Brown, and Elizabeth Warren unveiled an emergency student loan payment and relief plan Thursday morning. It would immediately cancel monthly student loan payments for the duration of the coronavirus emergency and provide a minimum of $10,000 to all federal students loan borrowers toward paying down their debt with the Department of Education assuming debt payments for the duration.
Mozilla is urging Congress to reject the broadband industry’s lobbying campaign against encrypted DNS in Firefox and Chrome.
The Internet providers’ fight against this privacy feature raises questions about how they use broadband customers’ Web-browsing data, Mozilla wrote in a letter sent today to the chairs and ranking members of three House of Representatives committees.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify before the the House Financial Services Committee about Libra, Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency plan. At least, Libra was theoretically his reason for being in Washington, DC. Once he was in the hot seat, however, lawmakers pinned him down with questions about basically everything, making clear just how much ire the ostensible social network now draws at the highest level.