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
Committee Republicans Urge FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel to Defend Free Speech and Freedom of the Press
Washington D.C.– House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Communications and Technology Republican Subcommittee Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), and other Committee Republicans sent a letter today urging the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, Jessica Rosenworcel, to defend free speech and freedom of the press.
In the letter, they write:
"We write to urge you to defend free speech and freedom of the press and unequivocally denounce recent efforts by House Democrats to threaten fundamental American liberties protected under the First Amendment. A free and independent press is...