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Leader Latta Opening Remarks in Communication And Technology Subcommittee Hearing


Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Communications and Technology Bob Latta (R-OH) delivered remarks today at a hearing on strengthening America’s communications networks to meet consumers’ needs and close the digital divide.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:


“It has been nearly 100 days since this subcommittee has held a hearing, and I am glad we are back to discuss some important issues within the communications and technology jurisdiction.

“For over a decade, expanding broadband access has been a shared, bipartisan goal.

“We have enacted landmark legislation to...

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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.