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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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Walden, Blackburn on the White House National Spectrum Strategy Announcement


WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement after the White House announced it will create a National Spectrum Strategy to improve spectrum management and support next-generation networks.

“The advent of 5G wireless technologies means higher speeds and greater connectivity and convenience for all Americans, but will only be possible with the effective and efficient management of spectrum. We commend the White House for taking this critical step to develop a National Spectrum...

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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.