Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, had some strong words for Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and FWD.us, the immigration-centric political-action committee spearheaded by Zuckerberg, in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday night, published by National Review.
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Facebook filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission last Friday, detailing the final voting tallies from its annual meeting last Thursday at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif.
It was a clean sweep in favor of Facebook when the votes were tallied at its 2014 annual meeting Thursday at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif., as shareholders followed the company’s recommendations on every measure that was voted upon.
NorthStar Asset Management issued a rebuttal to Facebook’s guidance in its Schedule 14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing measures up for vote at its annual meeting, saying in a Form Px14a6g filing with the SEC that shareholders should vote for the resolution involving political contributions, and not against it, as the company advised.
Facebook’s political-action committee, fbPAC, continued to hit its like button more for Republicans than Democrats in 2012, as CNNMoney reported that GOP politicians raked in $140,000 from the social network through September, compared with $127,000 for Democrats.
The filing of updated paperwork with the Federal Election Commission revealed some interesting details into how Facebook plans to wield its influence in Washington, D.C., specifically regarding the company’s plans to run its political action committee.
Facebook confirmed that it had filed the required documents to launch its own political-action committee.