Bipartisan E&C Leaders Write to Appropriators Requesting Funding for the USA Telecommunications Act
Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Full Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) wrote to their colleagues on the Appropriations Committee yesterday requesting at least $750 million in Fiscal Year 2022 funding for critical network security initiatives authorized under the USA Telecommunications Act.
The USA Telecommunications Act of 2020, established the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The program supports the promotion and deployment of Open...
Rodgers and Pallone Urge Ambassador Tai not to Include Section 230 in Trade Agreements
Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter today to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai regarding the inclusion of language mirroring Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in trade agreements.
Excerpts from the letter:
“As you may know, the effects of Section 230 and the appropriate role of such a liability shield have become the subject of much debate in recent years. While we take no view on...
E&C Republicans Request Information on Administration’s Handling of the Border Crisis
Washington, D.C.—Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, led by Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris requesting information on the current situation at the southern border, including information about the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) operations related to the management, care, and treatment of unaccompanied children (UC). Specifically, Republicans asked for details on how the administration is handling the influx of migrants, particularly UC, as well as the following:
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...