Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology


Cleveland.com: Something can and is being done about robocalls: Ajit Pai and Rep. Bob Latta (Opinion)

08.14.2019

WASHINGTON, DC - In 2018, two numbers stand out from robocalls: 47.8 and 37 billion. 47.8 billion is the estimated number...

In the News

Walden and Pallone Urge Lighthizer Not to Include Section 230 in Trade Agreements

08.06.2019

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressing their concerns regarding the export of language mirroring Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in trade agreements.

"As you may know, the effects of Section 230 and the appropriate role of such a liability shield have become the subject of much debate in recent years. While we take no view on that debate in this letter, we find it...

Press Release

Letter to USTR Lighthizer Regarding the Inclusion of Article 19.17 in the USMCA

08.06.2019

Excerpt: "As you may know, the effects of Section 230 and the appropriate role of such a liability shield have become the subject of much debate in recent years.  While we take no view on that debate in this letter, we find it inappropriate for the United States to export language mirroring Section 230 while such serious policy discussions are ongoing.  For that reason, we do not believe any provision regarding intermediary liability protections of the type created by Article 19.17 are ripe for inclusion in any trade deal going...

Letter

Communications and Technology

Jurisdiction


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.