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 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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April 9, 2015 | ICYMI

WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today commented on a report from the Los Angeles Times headlined “FCC’s net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service.” The article explains that the Obama administration’s recently adopted rules to regulate the Internet could expand fees currently applied to p

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March 27, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the commission’s work to relocate over 200 servers from Washington, D.C., to an offsite location in West Virginia.

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March 27, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: Given the committee’s strong interest in the manner in which the commission is managing its own information technologies, we are writing to seek information to better understand the facts and circumstances surrounding the planned relocation of these servers and the impact, if any, such relocation may have on the FCC’s document management practices.

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