Leader Rodgers: “Democrats’ Tax and Spending Spree Hurts the Economy and Makes us More Dependent on China”
Washington, D.C.—Today, House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered remarks urging Democrats and the Biden-Harris Administration to focus on supply chain solutions that strengthen the American economy, rather than their reckless tax and spending that is raising costs on families and workers.
Excerpt and highlights for Leader Rodgers’s remarks:
STRENGTHENING AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS
“Encouraging investment in the U.S, increasing responsibility on e-commerce platforms, assisting the travel and tourism rebound from the pandemic, and promoting clear national strategies for emerging technologies.
Bilirakis Opening Statement in CPAC Legislative Hearing
Washington, D.C.—Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Consumer Protection and Commerce Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) delivered remarks on securing American supply chains.
Excerpts and highlights from Rep. Bilirakis’s remarks:
INFORM CONSUMERS ACT
“I want to commend my friend Chair Schakowsky for her leadership on the INFORM Consumers Act and working with me to reach a strong bipartisan agreement. This legislation will create a uniform national standard to provide consumers with clarity, transparency, and enhanced protections from malicious actors online who look to pawn stolen goods or sell dangerous counterfeits. The consensus we have reached amongst stakeholders will benefit not just our constituents...
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...
E&C Republican Leaders Question Progressive Groups Over Possible Ties to Chinese Communist Party
Washington, D.C. —
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...