WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.”
#SubCommTech will have the opportunity to press the FCC on removing innovation-killing Title II regulations, bringing today’s media landscape into the digital age, and reforming the Lifeline program. Members will also discuss the recently marked up FCC reauthorization bill, which will soon move to the full committee for consideration, as well as the commission’s response and preparedness efforts in the wake of the recent natural disasters. Next week’s hearing will mark the first time all five current FCC commissioners testify before Congress.
“As part of ongoing oversight efforts, this hearing builds on our commitment to a transparent, accountable FCC that is ready to meet the communications needs of today’s consumers. That means eliminating onerous regulations, reforming programs, and creating the right conditions to help expand broadband access across America. I look forward to having Chairman Pai and the full complement of commissioners join us for this important conversation on priorities for the agency,” said Chairman Blackburn.
The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.