To meet the public’s growing demand for broadband devices and services, and to support the next generation of high-tech investment and innovation, Congress approved – and the president signed into law – a package of major spectrum reforms that originated in the Energy and Commerce Committee. The legislation clears the path for the long-awaited auction of additional spectrum – the airwaves on which wireless communications travel.
To read the letter, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today praised the inclusion of key spectrum reforms in legislation to extend payroll tax relief and address other key issues.
Upton Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Develop American Energy, Say Yes to Jobs with the Keystone XL PipelineFebruary 16, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement applauding the passage of H.R. 3408. Included in the legislation is a provision from the Energy and Commerce Committee requiring swift approval of the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline.
As Oil Prices Rise, House Considers Legislation to Increase North American Energy Supplies and Bring Down Prices at The PumpFebruary 16, 2012 | Press Release
The average price for gasoline has risen 14 cents in just the past month, and prices are expected to continue to climb. As the Wall Street Journal reports, experts predict the rising price of oil will threaten America's economic recovery.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) this afternoon joined all of his colleagues in the House, and a majority of Senate conferees, to support of the agreement reached on temporary payroll tax relief, a patch to the broken Medicare physician payment system, extension and reform of unemployment benefits, and vital job creation measures achieved through spectrum reform.