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House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure America Leads in Next-Gen Wireless Technologies


10.20.21

Washington, D.C. — Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement on bills that passed the House today with bipartisan support.  

“Next-generation wireless technologies are going to shape our economy, our country, and the world in the coming decades. This committee has a rich history of bipartisanship and we are grateful for the leadership of our colleagues on these solutions that will improve the security, reliability, and competitiveness of American wireless networks, promote Open RAN compatible technologies, and advance 6G development. By securing our wireless networks, we will fuel American innovation and entrepreneurship, prevent countries like China from leading in advanced technologies, and connect millions of Americans across the country.”  

The following communications bills passed the House with bipartisan support: 

  • Secure Equipment Act of 2021 (H.R. 3919) — Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) 
  • Open RAN Outreach Act (H.R. 4032) — Reps. Colin Allred (D-TX), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Richard Hudson (R-SC), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) 
  • Communications Security Advisory Act of 2021 (H.R. 4067) — Reps. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Tim Walberg (R-MI), and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) 
  • Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act (H.R. 4028) — Reps. Billy long (R-MO), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) 
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