E&C Republicans Press Sec. Blinken on Whether Wuhan Lab Had Military Ties
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Republican Leader Morgan Griffith (R-VA) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday. The leaders are requesting an update from the State Department on its January 15, 2021 fact sheet regarding the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) collaborating with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
The leaders point to their prior letter and ask...
Facebook CEO Dodges Questions from Leader Rodgers on Big Tech Harming Kids
Big Tech knows their products are harmful for our children’s mental health and well being. Yet...
E&C Republican Leaders Question Progressive Groups Over Possible Ties to Chinese Communist Party
Washington, D.C. —
ICYMI: Rodgers, Wicker, and Phillips say Congress—not the FTC—Should Develop a National Privacy Framework
Washington, D.C. — Congress can and must work to develop a national privacy framework. In a recent Op-ed for...
Rodgers Calls on Facebook to Permanently End Instagram for Kids
“We Must Protect our Kids.”
ICYMI: House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) appeared on Cheddar today to discuss recent reports by the Wall Street Journal on Facebook’s harmful impact on teen mental health.
Highlights from the interview
Baker Machado (Cheddar): “You were really ahead of the game on this... It’s sort of a difficult reality that we now have after all of this Wall Street Journal reporting, so how do you...
E&C Leaders Request GAO Review of Federal Efforts to Streamline Broadband Deployment & Close the Digital Divide
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Latta (R-OH), and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of how improved interagency coordination can help streamline broadband deployment and close the digital divide, as well as what progress agencies are making toward these efforts.
Excerpts and highlights from the letter:
“Closing the digital divide remains a shared, bipartisan goal. In recent years, broadband has become increasingly integral to...
Bilirakis: To Protect Collegiate Students’ Rights, We Need Realistic Expectations When Legislating on NIL
Washington, D.C.--Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Consumer Protection and Commerce Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) delivered remarks on protecting the rights of college athletes to use their name, image, and likeness.
Highlights and excerpts:
I want to thank Congressman Gonzalez for your tireless bipartisan efforts to give student athletes the opportunity to receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness, or NIL. It’s not too often a Florida Gator and an Ohio State Buckeye can come together in the name of amateur sports, but I’m glad to be working with you...
Rodgers: We Need a National NIL Standard to Ensure the Rights of College Athletes
Washington, DC—Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered remarks on leveling the playing field for college athletes’ by building a national standard that is not too overly prescriptive for their rights to use their name, image, and likeness.
Highlights and excerpts:
I appreciated when Congressman Anthony Gonzalez testified before us on the topic of “Name Image Likeness” at the Member Day hearing. It was an important reminder this is an action this subcommittee can work together on.
I know today’s hearing is not on any specific legislative efforts,...