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Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology (117th Congress)


Latta: American Leadership in 5G, 6G, and Beyond Will Depend on Ensuring Secure Networks and Innovation

04.21.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Republican Leader for Communications and Technology Bob Latta delivered opening remarks at Wednesday’s hearing on securing America’s wireless networks.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

“Over the last year, Americans have relied more than ever on broadband technology to earn a livelihood, educate their children, and stay connected to their families and communities. Wireless connectivity has played a key role, and thanks to the investment and ingenuity of our nation’s wireless providers, U.S. networks rose to the challenge of meeting...

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Bipartisan Group of E&C Leaders Urge NTIA to Continue Leadership in the Management of Federal Spectrum

04.19.2021

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Full Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) wrote to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today urging the agency to fulfill its statutory role of managing federal spectrum use. 

“By statute, the NTIA has ‘the responsibility to ensure that the views of the executive branch on telecommunications matters are effectively presented to...

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Bilirakis: Big Tech Has an Obligation to be Stewards of Their Platform

03.25.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader for Consumer Protection and Commerce Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) delivered opening remarks at today’s subcommittee hearing on how Big Tech has failed to be responsible stewards of their platforms and has lost the trust of Americans.

Excerpts and highlights from his remarks:

SECTION 230 WAS MEANT TO PROTECT OUR SOCIETY

“Thank you for participating in today’s hearing. I have been thinking about this hearing since our side first requested it last year.

“My time in Congress has provided me enough knowledge about the history of...

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