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Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology (115th Congress)


Walden on FCC Confirmations

01.02.2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after the Senate's confirmation of Geoffrey Starks to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a term through June 2022 and an additional term through December 2023 for Brendan Carr.

“I congratulate Mr. Starks on his confirmation to the FCC, and Mr. Carr on his confirmation and continued service. Together, we’ve got an important job to do to improve our nation’s communications systems on behalf of the American people. I look forward...

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Walden on Farm Bill Being Signed Into Law

12.20.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the Farm Bill into law.

“This Congress we’ve been hard at work to expand broadband access, and the signing of this bill means giving millions of Americans the resources and opportunities many of us already enjoy,” said Chairman Walden. “Included in this farm bill are much-needed reforms that will ease regulatory barriers and better target broadband funds so we can increase access to broadband internet for our nation’s farmers...

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Walden Statement on Farm Bill

12.12.2018

 WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill, which included several key provisions to support broadband infrastructure. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

Several Energy and Commerce Committee priorities were in the Farm Bill, including:

Greatly improved coordination of funding by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), providing the Energy and Commerce Committee further oversight to...

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