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White House, Congress Wrestle With Government’s Role in Extending Broadband Internet | The Report

In the latter part of the 2000s, Ammon, Idaho, a city of 16,000 people in the southeastern part of the state, was experiencing a familiar problem for small communities in rural areas: The internet access was inadequate and not affordable enough to serve the people living there. And it got personal for the city when officials looked into connecting two city buildings with a high-speed connection.

The phone company said it couldn’t do it. The local cable company said, sure – but it’ll cost you: $80,000 up front to put the fiber in and $1,000 a month for the service.

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Oregon House Democrats plan all-day floor sessions as Republicans continue delays

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, D-Portland, watches a vote from the dais in the House chamber at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon, April 11, 2019.

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Oregon House Democrats are preparing to ramp up the intensity of an already punishing schedule, pausing many legislative committee hearings in coming days in order to pass bills as Republican lawmakers use delay tactics.

“Starting Thursday we’re canceling committees,” House Majority Leader Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, said Tuesday. “We’ll just do 8 to 10 hours of floor a day and just keep doing it.”

According to the most recent

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Gov. Justice speaks out on House and Senate personal income tax plan, budget | News, Sports, Jobs

The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed

Following President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, the White House‘s  official website has promptly re-instated a Spanish version of its website. ¡Por fin!

As noted by Julio Ricardo Varela of Latino Rebels the Spanish page is directly accessible from the White House website’s main menu, or at whitehouse.gov/es. There are new La Casa Blanca Twitter and Facebook accounts too.

You might recall that upon the Trump administration taking over the website, the Spanish version was promptly removed. At the

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The new White House website has a hidden message calling for coders

Following the inauguration of President Biden, the White House website received a major update. The website includes information about the current administration and the history of the White House but hidden in its code is a secret invitation for people to apply for a job in technology.

If you use the developer tools on your browser to inspect the website, you’ll see a hidden message that states, “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back better.” It then has the text for the United States Digital Service (USDS) job application page.

The USDS is a technology unit

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House armed services leaders announce new subcommittee on cybersecurity

Feb. 3 (UPI) — A pair of House Democratics on Wednesday announced a new armed services subcommittee focused on cybersecurity and information technology.

House armed services committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., issued a joint statement announcing the formation of the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems.

“As technology continues to advance at an incredibly rapid rate — from artificial intelligence to biotechnology and everything in between — it is critical that the Armed Services Committee redoubles our efforts to bridge the gap between current capabilities and future requirements,” they wrote.

Smith and Langevin

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