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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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Jul 25, 2017 Hearing

 The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission.”  

Jul 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. introduced the Viewer Protection Act, (H.R. __), which would establish a Viewer Protection Fund to fully protect broadcast viewers and expeditiously get new mobile broadband spectrum into the hands of consumers.
Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force announced that broadcasters have requested $2.1 billion – significantly more than the $1.75 billion set aside – to cover costs related to the auction.
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Communications and Technology (CAT) Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle today sent a letter to Chairman Greg Walden and CAT Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn urging them to follow through on Chairman Blackburn’s assurances – both public and private – that the subcommittee would hold a public oversight hearing for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the end of July.
Jul 11, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone blasted the Trump Administration for suspending an increase in penalties for auto companies that violate fuel economy standards.
Jul 7, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leaders of the Energy and Commerce and Oversight and Government Reform committees today sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking it to examine the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) information technology and information security practices.
Jun 29, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. released the following statement today in response to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Lifeline Program, a program that has provided discounted and no-charge phone service for low-income Americans for over three decades.
Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone today urged the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate whether federal law was violated by the submission of fake comments – using stolen identities – to the FCC's net neutrality commenting system. Pallone also voiced concern that unknown parties may be attempting to influence federal policy by publicly misrepresenting the views of innocent victims.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. delivered the following opening remarks at a Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing on “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation”
Jun 26, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leaders of the Energy and Commerce and Oversight and Government Reform committees, sent letters to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), raising concerns about FCC’s cybersecurity preparedness.