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Communications and Technology

Committee activity related to telecommunications and information transmission by broadcast, radio, wire, satellite, or other mode; the National Broadband Plan; Internet regulation; and spectrum policy.

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Sep 18, 2017 Press Release
E&C members sent a letter to FCC Chairman Pai urging an investigation into reports that a Russian government funded radio network influenced the 2016 presidential election.
Sep 13, 2017 In The News

In the wake of the natural disasters devastating so much of the country, millions of Americans are turning to federal agencies for help — but the government’s websites don’t always make it easy. We’ve introduced legislation in the House that would change that, and it’s moving forward at a time when it can help a lot of Americans who are suffering.

Sep 12, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “21st Century Trade Barriers: Protectionist Cross Border Data Flow Policies Impact on U.S. Jobs.” 

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Democrats today sent a letter to Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard Smith seeking more information about the massive data breach that has compromised the sensitive personal information of approximately 143 million Americans. The members asked what Equifax is doing to make consumers whole, how the breach occurred, and what the company is doing to safeguard against security breaches in the future.
Sep 7, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges.”

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. submitted the following opening remarks for the record for a Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing titled, “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges”
Aug 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an independent review of the reported attack on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Electronic Comment Filing System and the general state of cybersecurity at the FCC.
Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today expressing concerns regarding reports that under his leadership, the FCC has taken actions that suggest favorable treatment towards Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Aug 4, 2017 Press Release
Eleven Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats today submitted public comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to roll back net neutrality regulations stating that the proposal fundamentally and profoundly run counter to the law. The lawmakers wrote that the FCC’s proposal misstates the distinction Congress made in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 between telecommunications services and information services.
Aug 3, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle today wrote to Republican Committee leaders with a list of eight additional witnesses that they say should be added for the full committee hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality hearing.