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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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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.
Jul 25, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. delivered the following opening remarks at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on “Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission:”
Jul 25, 2017 Hearing

 The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held 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 25, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to committee leaders to express the need to expand the list of witnesses for the full committee hearing on the FCC's net neutrality proceeding.
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.