Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology

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


Electronic communications, both Interstate and foreign, including voice, video, audio and data, whether transmitted by wire or wirelessly, and whether transmitted by telecommunications, commercial or private mobile service, broadcast, cable, satellite, microwave, or other mode; technology generally; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Office of Emergency Communications in the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.