Press Releases

February 27, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will deliver remarks at the American Enterprise Institute on Monday, March 2, focused on the future of U.S. communications policy. Chairman Walden is expected to address the FCC’s recent vote to impose Depression-era monopoly telephone regulation on the Internet as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee’s work toward a #CommActUpdate.
February 26, 2015 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, March 5, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the FY 2016 Performance Budget Request.” Witnesses will include the Chairman and four Commissioners of the CPSC.
February 26, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), today held a hearing to examine abusive patent demand letters While legitimate patent assertion is a long-recognized tool for protecting intellectual property, bad actors have made a lucrative business by sending thousands of vague letters that demand recipients purchase a license for a large amount of money or risk being sued.
February 26, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today responded to the FCC’s vote in favor of utility-style regulation of the Internet:
February 26, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement regarding the FCC’s party line vote to overturn state municipal broadband laws:
February 25, 2015 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today held a joint hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to review her agency’s FY 2016 budget request and priorities.

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