Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology


Committee Leaders Applaud House Passage of Television Viewer Protection Act

12.10.2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Full-Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5035, the “Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019,” by voice vote. The legislation reauthorizes provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR), which expires on December 31, and addresses the retransmission of over-the-air broadcasters and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs):

“We’re proud the...

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Walden Remarks at FCC Oversight Hearing

12.05.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered the following remarks at a second Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this year.

As Delivered

Thank you Mr. Chairman, good morning. Good morning to the chairman and to the commissioners. Thanks for your service to America. I know we have disagreements on some of these policy issues but we do appreciate the meetings we’ve had, the discussions we’ve had and the service that you’re providing.

You all heard me all along...

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E&C Leaders Praise House Passage of Anti-Robocalls Bill

12.04.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed their anti-robocalls bill, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, by an overwhelming vote of 417-3:

“We’re proud of this overwhelming vote by the House to pass the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act today. This legislation combats the robocall epidemic by ensuring every call Americans receive will be verified and can be blocked...

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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.