#SubCommTech Continues Fighting for Consumers and Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today reviewed four proposals that would protect consumers and small businesses.
- H.R. 1301, the Amateur Radio Parity Act, authored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) instructs the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules to protect the rights of amateur radio operators to use amateur radio equipment.
- H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, also authored by Rep. Kinzinger, would prevent the FCC from regulating the rates charged for broadband Internet.
- H.R. 2669, the Anti-Spoofing Act, authored by Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), and full committee Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), extends the provisions of the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 to protect consumers from misleading or inaccurate caller identification information being used in text messaging.
- H.R. ____, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, authored by subcommittee Chairman Walden would make permanent the FCC's temporary exemption from the enhanced disclosure rules for small businesses required by the commission’s Open Internet Order.
“These four bills will ensure that consumers and small businesses are protected from unnecessary burdens and misuse of the authorities granted in law and I look forward to advancing these bills to the House floor as soon as possible,” said Walden.
“Reducing red tape and making the law work for consumers and small businesses has been a focus of this committee under my chairmanship,” added Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). “This subcommittee heard from a panel of witnesses on four bills that further this important goal in the communications and technology sectors.