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E&C Announces Legislative Hearing on Strengthening our Communications Networks to Meet Consumers’ Needs

Sep 29, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced today that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, October 6, at 12 p.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, on 12 communications bills. The hearing is entitled, “Strengthening Our Communications Networks to Meet the Needs of Consumers.” 

“Consumers are increasingly reliant on our communications networks for important aspects of their lives—education, health care, work, news, entertainment, and connections with loved ones. That’s why strengthening our networks and supporting the programs that help make them accessible and affordable to everyone have long been top Committee priorities. Next week, we will consider several bills designed to advance that mission,” Pallone and Doyle said. “We look forward to considering these bills and working together on common sense policies that enable these networks to meet consumers’ needs, now and into the future.”

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5.  

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, electronic copies of the legislation, and a link to the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.