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)

July 10, 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 wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler ahead of the commission’s Friday vote

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July 10, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: We urge you to modernize the fund to bring our nation’s students the twenty-first century tools they need to succeed without increasing the ever-growing burden of USF on rate-payers

To read the letter, click here.

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June 25, 2014 | Blog Post

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) last year launched a committee initiative to update the Communications Act and bring it into the digital age.

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June 25, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders issued the following statements in response to today’s Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo.

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June 20, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today responded to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest proposal regarding the Universal Service Fund’s Schools and Library and Program.

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June 19, 2014 | Press Release

Eighty years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Communications Act into law. The act, which was drafted in the time of fireside chats and in the throes of the Great Depression, has provided the legal framework for all communications laws since 1934.

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