It has been technologically possible for a while now, but not a good idea. Also, no regulatory agency on Earth will allow it to be in service any time soon.
We will however I believe in the next 10 years start to see many cargo ops move down to single pilot with automation filling the role of the co-pilot. We may or may not see it for large passenger airliners in my lifetime. But it will not be fully autonomous with no human interaction anytime in the forseeable future. Even though the technology is there, it is unwise to have no failsafes.
Nope, because the RINOs (moderates) would not have voted for it, or would have been absent from the chamber during the vote. They are scared of the Dems being able to accuse them of taking away everyone's healthcare.
Is this something the government should be regulating anyways, especially at the federal level?
If you don't like the privacy provisions of your ISP's contract, then go to another ISP. Granted most ISPs are government-created cartel/monopolies in the first place, but you get my jist.