Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology (116th Congress)


Walden Remarks at Hearing on Media Diversity

01.15.2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) remarks at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing titled, “Lifting Voices: Legislation to Promote Media Marketplace Diversity.”

As Prepared for Delivery

Good morning, and welcome to today’s hearing on promoting media diversity. While we have traditionally talked about promoting media diversity as it relates to the FCC’s quadrennial review of media ownership regulations, today’s hearing will instead focus on how to better understand the problem before us and how best to incentivize all media entities to create opportunities for and lift the...

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Walden and Latta Statement on Bipartisan Bills to Boost 5G

01.08.2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement after House passage of several bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee bills aimed at boosting 5G in America.

“These bipartisan bills will help us achieve a national priority for the United States: winning the global race to 5G. This technology holds the key to the possibility of self-driving cars, the Internet of Things, telemedicine, rural broadband, and many other doors we have yet to open....

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Walden and Latta Statement on Law to Combat Illegal Robocalls

12.31.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement after the President signed their anti-robocalls bill, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, into law:

“We are closing the books on 2019 one step closer to closing the books on illegal robocalls. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act gives phone companies and the government new tools to combat the illegal robocall epidemic. This bipartisan law puts American consumers first by ensuring every call Americans receive is verified and can be...

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