Communications and Technology

Chairman:  Greg Walden (OR-02)
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.



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)


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)

January 27, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s report on the Internet of Things.

January 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to release the text of the commission’s draft Open Internet

January 22, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We believe publicly releasing the draft text of the full Open Internet item in advance of the Commission vote next month is in the public interest, and we call on you to use your authority to do so.

January 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday held hearings on draft legislation to protect consumers and the Internet.

January 16, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of January 19. The committee will continue its work to ensure open Internet protections for consumers, discuss solutions to #KeepthePromise and protect seniors’ access to Medicare physicians, and consider the next steps for coal ash regulation.