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)

November 12, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member John Thune (R-SD) today led Republicans on their respective committees in writing

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November 12, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: Recent proposals have suggested that the FCC can use its authority under Title II of the Communications Act to create legally enforceable rules to regulate Internet access. We believe this is beyond the scope of the FCC’s authority and would defy the plain reading of the statute.

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November 10, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Vice Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) offered the following statement on today’s announcement by President Obama supporting regulation of the Internet as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act:

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November 5, 2014 | Press Release

Upton: “I remain very optimistic and encouraged by the success that we have had over the past two years and look forward to seeing our #RecordOfSuccess grow.”

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October 8, 2014 | Press Release

A little over 10 months ago, Chairman Fred Upton and I launched a process within the Energy and Commerce Committee to review our nation’s communications laws from top to bottom. Informed by robust public input, we continue to welcome and solicit feedback as we explore ways to update the law to better fit 21st century needs.

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September 23, 2014 | ICYMI

September 22, 2014

The Case in Defense of JSAs

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