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Jan 23, 2017 In The News

Technologies are evolving at a record pace, straining outdated policies that simply have not kept up. Congress needs to take a fresh look at how we all connect by focusing on security, opportunity and access. Here are my proposals:

Dec 19, 2016 In The News

When Donald Trump won the presidency, I was under no illusion that he would be a champion of the environment. After all, during the campaign, Trump called global warming a “hoax.” And just this week, the president-elect said that “nobody really knows” if climate change is real.

Oct 5, 2016 In The News
When it comes to the internet, the importance of privacy may be the one thing nearly all Americans agree on. Earlier this year, Pew Research found that nearly three-quarters of internet users want more control over who can get their information. Consumers don’t want their financial, medical and other personal information shared, at least not without their permission. Consumers’ concerns about privacy aren’t academic — they can have real consequences on our economy. Studies show that when consumers are concerned about their privacy, they limit their online economic and civic activities.
Sep 21, 2016 In The News

Congressional Republicans have recently taken a new hostage in their never-ending stream of threats to shut down the government. This time, their target is the transfer of control of usually unseen clerical functions that keep the internet working. Somehow this arcane transition has become one of the major hurdles to funding the government. So how did we get here?

Apr 25, 2016 In The News
The energy sector is undergoing significant change. Some lawmakers would have you believe it’s the result of too much regulation, but that’s not the case. New technology, coupled with changes in markets, shifting consumer demand and improved efficiency, are all transforming the energy sector. It’s time Congress supports electric and gas infrastructure modernization efforts that will help further this transformation.
Apr 3, 2016 In The News
The first pitches of the new Major League Baseball season in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco mark the moment players there must abide by local laws that ban chewing tobacco use in ballparks. Similar restrictions in Chicago and New York will go into effect later this season. This is a first in the major leagues, and a welcome change, but it’s long past time to get chewing tobacco out of America’s pastime.
Jul 10, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — By the standards of the modern Congress, Representatives Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan, and Diana DeGette, Democrat of Colorado, have no business writing health care legislation together.