Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology


#SubCommTech Announces Upcoming Hearing with FCC on Public Safety

01.16.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr., (D-NJ), Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), announced today that #SubCommTech will be holding a hearing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the coming weeks. The hearing will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of public safety communications and provide the subcommittee an opportunity to receive an update from the FCC on its investigation into the recent false emergency alert...

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#SubCommTech Members Introduce First Round of Broadband Infrastructure Bills

01.16.2018

WASHINGTON, DC –Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced today a series of bills introduced by #SubCommTech members aimed at reducing the regulatory barriers to broadband infrastructure expansion.

H.R. ____, “Communications Facilities Deployment on Federal Property Act of 2018,” sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA).

The bill would amend Sec. 6409 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (47 USC 1455) to require executive agencies to use common application forms and cost-based application fees for easements, rights-of-way, and lease requests, and master...

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Walden, Blackburn Release Op-Ed Outlining Plan for Broadband Infrastructure Bills

01.16.2018

Committee will introduce bills this week

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR)...

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Communications and Technology

Jurisdiction


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.