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DIGITAL RECAP: The Week in Review


WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee held three hearings this week ranging from cybersecurity in the health care sector to spectrum. During Tuesday’s hearings, #SubEnvironment members examined  legislation that would improve the existing Brownfields Program and, in #SubOversight, members explored how to better utilize public-private partnerships in order to bolster cybersecurity in the health care industry. Rounding out the week, #SubCommTech discussed the impact of spectrum on economic growth and the federal government’s role in meeting spectrum needs.

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#SubEnvironment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) and vice chairman Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) discuss opening statements ahead of Tuesday’s hearing.

#SubEnvironment witnesses prepare to testify ahead of the Brownfields Reauthorization hearing. Witnesses identified issues with existing Brownfields Program and how the discussion draft will benefit communities across the country.

Full Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) laugh ahead of the gavel dropping in the #SubEnvironment hearing.

During Tuesday’s #SubOversight hearing, Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) asks witnesses to rise from their chairs so he can officially swear them in.

Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN) leans over during the #SubOversight hearing on #cybersecurity to talk with seatmate, and #SubHealth chairman, Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX).

#SubCommTech Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) listens to Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) present his opening statement during Wednesday’s hearing on spectrum.

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), the #SubCommTech vice chairman, laughs at a joke cracked during Wednesday’s hearing to examine solutions on America’s growing spectrum needs.

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