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E&C Announces Subcommittee Markup of Communications and Technology Bills

Nov 1, 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 markup on Wednesday, November 3, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

“Internet connectivity has become foundational to the very fabric of our society. Our communications networks help doctors monitor their patients’ health from miles away, and our airwaves open the doors to a robust online world of virtual learning, emergency response, and so much more,” said Pallone and Doyle. “We look forward to considering these consensus bills, which will help the federal government better coordinate the use of its airwaves and use data on broadband to better understand our response to maternal morbidity.”

The Subcommittee will consider the following bills:

H.R. 1218, the “Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act,” which was introduced by Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE).

H.R. 2501, the “Spectrum Coordination Act,” which was introduced by Bilirakis.

This will be a hybrid markup that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the markup via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the markup 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, November 2.  

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