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

Chairman: Greg Walden (OR)
Vice Chairman: Bob Latta (OH)
John Shimkus (IL)
Lee Terry (NE)
Mike Rogers (MI)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Steve Scalise (LA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Cory Gardner (CO)
Mike Pompeo (KS)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Anna G. Eshoo (CA)
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Bruce Braley (IA)
Peter Welch (VT)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
Bobby L. Rush, (IL)
Diana DeGette (CO)
Jim Matheson (UT)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

March 11, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to increase transparency and predictability at the commission.

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March 11, 2014 | Fact Sheet
  • This bipartisan legislation requires the FCC to make certain changes to its rules within one year, with the goal of improving agency processes and making the commission more transparent, efficient, and accountable.
  • The bill requires the commission to seek comment and adopt rules that:
    • Set minimum comment periods for rulemaking proceedings;
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March 6, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the first discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), which contains provisions that will expire on December 31, 2014.

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March 3, 2014 | ICYMI

Energy and Commerce Committee leaders welcomed Friday’s overdue announcement by the Federal Communications Commission that it was scrapping its Critical Information Needs (CIN) study that would have included interviewing journalists and other news professionals about their decision-making processes.

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February 28, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to scrap the commission’s Critical Information Needs (CIN) study.

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February 25, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced that the Energy and Commerce Committee will pursue legislative solutions to take the Federal Communications Commission’s Critical Information Needs (CIN) study off the books.

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