Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology (115th Congress)

Walden Statement on Farm Bill


 WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill, which included several key provisions to support broadband infrastructure. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

Several Energy and Commerce Committee priorities were in the Farm Bill, including:

Greatly improved coordination of funding by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), providing the Energy and Commerce Committee further oversight to...

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#SubCommTech Examines RAY BAUM’S Act Implementation



The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing today examining the implementation of the RAY BAUM'S Act. #SubCommTech...

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#SubCommTech to Review Implementation of Historic RAY BAUM’S Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today announced a hearing for Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “RAY BAUM’S Act: A Bipartisan Foundation for Bridging the Digital Divide."

In March 2018, the historic, committee-led RAY BAUM’S Act was signed into law. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation reauthorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the first time in 28 years. The Act, which included the Senate's...

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Communications and Technology (115th Congress)


Communications and Technology (115th Congress)