E&C Republicans Caution Rosenworcel on Rolling Back Internet Service Protections for Americans
Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, led by Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta, sent a letter today urging Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Rosenworcel not to impose stringent net neutrality regulations, which could result in Americans losing their internet offerings.
Excerpts from the letter to Acting FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of being able to access the Internet anywhere, anytime. The Internet...
Bipartisan E&C Health Leaders Urge HHS to Enforce Trump Administration’s Hospital Transparency Rule
Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra today regarding implementation of the Trump Administration’s Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule, which went into effect on January 1, 2021, and the need to ensure that hospitals are complying with the new rule.
“We are concerned about troubling reports of some hospitals...
Bipartisan E&C Leaders Call on Internet Providers to Raise Awareness of Emergency Broadband Benefit
Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), and subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to nine internet service providers (ISPs) and several trade associations today urging them to participate in and help make consumers aware of the newly created Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program, which will help struggling Americans afford high-speed internet. The $3.2 billion program was created as part of the final omnibus appropriations bill in December and...
Rodgers and Rush Urge Commerce Secretary Raimondo to Secure U.S. Innovation and Emerging Technology Leadership
Washington, D.C.—Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Democratic Chair of the Energy Subcommittee Bobby Rush (D-IL) sent a letter today urging Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to address the need for increased U.S. leadership in the innovation and deployment of emerging technologies. Last year, Energy and Commerce led the way in enacting the American Competitiveness Of a More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act, which provides a unique role...
Energy and Commerce Republicans Insist on Transparency and Accountability in Letters to Facebook, Google, and Twitter
Washington, D.C.—Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and committee Republicans today issued letters to Facebook, Google, and Twitter insisting on transparency and accountability from Big Tech.
Background: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 25, 2021.
The letters ask companies to:
Identify their processes and policies for content flagging, removal, and user deplatforming decisions;
Identify their processes