Communications and Technology

Chairman:  Greg Walden (OR-02)
Jurisdiction: 
Electronic communications, both Interstate and foreign, including voice, video, audio and data, whether transmitted by wire or wirelessly, and whether transmitted by telecommunications, commercial or private mobile service, broadcast, cable, satellite, microwave, or other mode; technology generally; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Office of Emergency Communications in the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

Members

Republicans

Greg Walden (OR), Chairman
Bob Latta (OH), Vice Chairman
John Shimkus (IL)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Steve Scalise (LA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Pete Olson (TX)
Mike Pompeo (KS)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Chris Collins (NY)
Kevin Cramer (ND)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)

Democrats

Anna G. Eshoo (CA), Ranking Member
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
Peter Welch (VT)
John Yarmuth (KY)
Yvette D. Clarke (NY)
David Loebsack (IA)
Bobby L. Rush (IL)
Diana DeGette (CO)
G. K. Butterfield (NC)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

April 30, 2015 | Hearing

Hearing Notice

For a press release announcing the hearing, click here.

Discussion Drafts

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April 24, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of April 27. Members will take major steps toward advancing 21st Century Cures and building the Architecture of Abundance. Members will also discuss ways to make the FCC more transparent and will continue their review of opioid abuse.

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April 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler requesting information about his proposal to close 16 of the commission's 24 field offices across the country.

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April 23, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: Your proposal to shutter 16 of the commission’s 24 field offices raises significant challenges and concerns. ... Our concerns have only been heightened by the commission’s failure to provide all the information requested by the committee.

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April 21, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee today unveiled three draft proposals to improve transparency at the Federal Communications Commission. The three draft bills (detailed below) will be the focus of a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on Thursday, April 30, at 2:00 p.m.

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April 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today announced that they are initiating a series of meetings to explore the feasibility of expanding access to unlicensed spectrum for consumer use.

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