As the Senate prepares to take up a bill to overhaul the nation’s antitrust laws, many of the key bills will be voted on by the House.
Here’s a look at what you need to know to keep track.
Antitrust Legislation is now in the Senate.
Senate Bill 1, known as the Antitrust Improvements Act of 2017, was introduced by Sens.
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and would make the nation a “better place to work.”
The bill would require the Justice Department to take steps to make it easier for internet companies to sue over online privacy and other alleged violations of antitrust laws.
It would also give the Justice and Commerce Departments the authority to enforce antitrust law against online services and platforms like Uber and Airbnb.
The bill is currently in the House Judiciary Committee, which has been considering the legislation for months.
A similar bill introduced in the California Senate in July was struck down by the state’s powerful Senate majority.
The bill had provisions that would have allowed online platforms like Airbnb and Uber to avoid liability if they tried to enforce their own anti-trust laws.
The California bill had a provision that allowed for internet providers to challenge an online company’s anti-fair competition laws.
Another bill that’s been moving through the Senate is the Protecting the Internet and Fairness Act.
It’s a bill that would ban ISPs from blocking, throttling, or otherwise discriminating against content.
ISPs would also be prohibited from collecting information on consumers and targeting them with ads.
Other bills are also moving through Congress.
An FCC vote is set for next month.
The commission has been working on the final version of a new anti-discrimination rule that would require internet providers and other online services to treat all users equally.
It also has proposed rules that would make it harder for online services like Facebook and Google to discriminate against users based on their sexual orientation.