Chairs Rodgers, Latta Announce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Markup of 28 Bills to Close the Digital Divide

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chair Bob Latta (R-OH) today announced a subcommittee markup of 28 bills.

Chairs Rodgers and Latta released the following statement: 

“Access to reliable high-speed broadband services has become an essential tool. In order to ensure all Americans are connected, we need to remove regulatory burdens and cut the red tape, which have resulted in unnecessary permitting delays and exorbitant costs to deploying our communications infrastructure. Without removing these barriers, a record amount of taxpayer money will be wasted and we will fail to close the digital divide for families and businesses in unserved communities. We look forward to considering these bills that will help streamline the permitting process and deploy broadband faster and more effectively, which will help Americans get connected in communities across the country.” 

WHAT: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology markup of 28 bills.  

DATE: May 17, 2023  

TIME: 1:00 PM ET or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Health Subcommittee markup, whichever is later.  

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building     

This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The markup will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Noah Jackson with the Committee staff at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at

Legislation to be considered: 

  • H.R. 3279, the “Winning the International Race for Economic Leadership and Expanding Service to Support Leadership Act” or the “WIRELESS Leadership Act” (Rep. Latta)  
  • H.R. 3295, the “Barriers and Regulatory Obstacles Avoids Deployment of Broadband Access and Needs Deregulatory Leadership Act” or the “BROADBAND Leadership Act” (Rep. Griffith) 
  • H.R. 3287, the “Cable Access for Broadband and Local Economic Leadership Act” or the “CABLE Leadership Act” (Rep. Balderson) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Connecting and Building Lines for Expedited Expansion Act” or the “CABLE Expansion Act” (Rep. Lesko) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Consumer Access to Broadband for Local Economies and Competition Act” or the “CABLE Competition Act” (Rep. Burgess)  
  • H.R. ___, the “Cable Transparency Act” (Rep. Weber) 
  • H.R. 3298, the “Broadband Expansion and Deployment Fee Equity and Efficiency Act” or the “BEAD FEES Act” (Rep. Allen) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Granting Remaining Applications Not Treated Efficiently or Delayed Act” or the “GRANTED Act” (Rep. Obernolte) 
  • H.R. 3300, the “5G Using Previously Granted Rulings that Accelerate Deployment Everywhere Act of 2023” or the “5G UPGRADE Act of 2023” (Rep. Harshbarger) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment for Broadband Infrastructure Act of 2023” or the “SPEED for Broadband Infrastructure Act of 2023(Rep. Pence) 
  • H.R. 3289, the “Wireless Broadband Competition and Efficient Deployment Act” (Rep. Johnson) 
  • H.R. 3288, the “Broadband Competition and Efficient Deployment Act” (Rep. Joyce) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Wireless Resiliency and Flexible Investment Act of 2023” (Rep. Bucshon) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Broadband Resiliency and Flexible Investment Act” (Rep. Crenshaw) 
  • H.R. 3291, the “Proportional Reviews for Broadband Deployment Act” (Rep. Carter) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Reducing Antiquated Permitting for Infrastructure Deployment Act” or the “RAPID Act” (Rep. Hudson) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Coastal Broadband Deployment Act” (Rep. Bilirakis) 
  • H.R. 3292, the “Brownfields Broadband Deployment Act” (Rep. Walberg) 
  • H.R. 3280, the “Timely Replacement Under Secure and Trusted for Early and Dependable Broadband Networks Act” or the “TRUSTED Broadband Networks Act” (Rep. Guthrie) 
  • H.R. 3301, the “Connecting Communities Post Disaster Act of 2023” (Rep. Dunn) 
  • H.R. 3296, the “Wildfire Communications Resiliency Act” (Rep. Rodgers) 
  • H.R. 3297, the “Reducing Barriers for Broadband on Federal Lands Act” (Rep. Fulcher) 
  • H.R. 3309, the “Standard Fees to Expedite Evaluation and Streamlining Act” or the “Standard FEES Act” (Reps. Palmer and Ryan) 
  • H.R. 3293, the “Expediting Federal Broadband Deployment Act” (Reps. Duncan and Craig) 
  • H.R. 3299, the “Deploying Infrastructure with Greater Internet Transactions and Legacy Applications Act” or “DIGITAL Applications Act” (Reps. Cammack and Matsui) 
  • H.R. 3283, the “Facilitating the Deployment of Infrastructure with Greater Internet Transactions and Legacy Applications Act” or “Facilitating DIGITAL Applications Act” (Reps. Miller-Meeks and Dingell) 
  • H.R. ___, the “Federal Broadband Deployment Tracking Act” (Reps. Pfluger and Soto) 
  • H.R. ___, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to extend the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to grant a license or construction permit through a system of competitive bidding (Rep. Rodgers)