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)

October 23, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a new report entitled The Imperial Presidency to highlight the Obama administration’s massive regulatory overreach and disregard for the legislative process.

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October 11, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate today urged President Barack Obama to refrain from issuing an executive order exerting regulatory influence over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity.

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October 11, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress and on both sides of the aisle agree that cybersecurity is of critical importance to America’s safety and prosperity in the 21st century.

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October 10, 2012 | Letter

The bipartisan leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Communications and Technology Subcommittee today released data submitted by the Federal Communications Commission regarding the Universal Service Fund high-cost and low-income support programs.

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October 9, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today expressed concern to the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) about a “stimulus” program that awarded $1 million to the U.K.

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October 9, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: The $1 million spent on speed tests is perhaps emblematic. That stimulus funding, meant to help here at home, was sent abroad to U.K. company SamKnows and - according to the Recovery.Gov website - created no jobs. What was the rationale for sending Americans’ hard earned money overseas for a project that didn’t put any Americans to work, especially in the current fiscal climate?

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