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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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May 18, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to begin the process to roll back net neutrality protections
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Four Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats today urged their Republican counterparts to hold a hearing to examine the recent failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website to handle the high volume of comments on the FCC’s net neutrality proceeding.
May 17, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Future of Emergency Alerting.”

 

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May 17, 2017 Press Release
Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a broad 21st Century infrastructure package that includes key areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfields and renewable energy infrastructure.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Rielly to allow Americans sufficient time to comment on the agency’s proposal to gut net neutrality protections.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today following a news conference on Capitol Hill in response to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to undercut net neutrality protections. Pallone was joined at the news conference by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Democratic Committee Members Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY).
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. wrote to Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in advance of the vote tomorrow, urging the FCC not to restore a loophole that would further concentrate television station ownership and raise cable costs for consumers.
Apr 5, 2017 Press Release
House Democrats, including members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced four bills and a discussion draft to improve Americans’ access to communications networks and the tools necessary to ensure accountability of their government.
Apr 5, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Facilitating the 21st Century Wireless Economy.”

 

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. responded to the announcement that FirstNet will partner with AT&T to build a nationwide broadband network for first responders