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E&C Republican Leaders Remarks at Beginning of Committee Markup of 24 Bills


Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) delivered the following remarks at the beginning of today’s full Committee markup on 24 bills.

Excerpts and highlights from their prepared remarks:

Leader Rodgers:

“Today is a good example of what we can accomplish when we work together.

“We are moving more than twenty bills to modernize our health care system, lower costs, ensure a robust and secure communications network, and improve...

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Latta: We Must Continue to Support Policies That Will Help all Americans get Connected


Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Communications and Technology Bob Latta delivered remarks today on ensuring reliable, affordable internet for Americans.

Excerpts and highlights from his remarks:


“Last week, President Biden addressed the nation and outlined a slate of new ideas and programs that, if enacted, will radically redefine the role of government in our daily lives. While many of the goals he outlined are important, it would be a mistake for the government to fundamentally reshape entire industries before understanding what...

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


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:


“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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Communications and Technology


Electronic communications, both Interstate and foreign, including voice, video, audio and data, whether transmitted by wire or wirelessly, and whether transmitted by telecommunications, commercial or private mobile service, broadcast, cable, satellite, microwave, or other mode; technology generally; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Office of Emergency Communications in the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.