FirstNet and Members of Congress Respond to Report that Agency Must Strengthen Financial Disclosures
December 9th, 2014
December 9, 2014 – FirstNet, the national public safety wireless network for first responders, responded on Monday to a report from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Inspector General, criticizing the agency’s procedures for monitoring and disclosing conflicts of interest. The report, dated Friday, found that board members of the First Responder Network Authority did not […]
Post Election Query: Can Republicans Deliver Action on Tech and Telecom Policy?
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
November 7th, 2014
WASHINGTON, November 7, 2014 — In the wake of the Republican victory in the Senate on Tuesday, some see tech policy as one area for the party to deliver on the rallying cry of post-partisan compromise, commented TechFreedom President Berin Szoka. Tech policy issues like net neutrality has been the biggest tech issue of the […]
House Commerce Committee Approves Bill on FCC Reporting
Congress, House of Representatives
July 31st, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 — The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a session Wednesday to mark up H.R. 2844, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidating Reporting Act. The legislation, sponsored by Reps. Steve Scalise, R-LA; Greg Walden, R-OR; and Anna Eshoo, D-CA, would reduce the number of reports that the commission is required to make. The […]
Eshoo Named Ranking Member of Communications, Tech and Internet Subcommittee
January 20th, 2011
WASHINGTON, January 20, 2011 – The House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats released subcommittee assignments this evening, naming Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-14) as ranking member of the Communications, Technology and Internet subcommittee for the 112th Congress. The subcommittee holds legislative jurisdiction over all matters involving telecommunications, including oversight of the FCC, cable, broadcast, voice telephony and the Internet.
Low Power Broadcasters Highlight Diversity in Call for Cable Carriage; Lawmakers Praise Local Focus
February 24th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 24, 2009 – As Congress examines renewing legislation that mandates satellite carriage of over-the-air broadcasts, owners of low power television stations say record levels of cable and satellite subscribership necessitate their inclusion in any retransmission consent regime to promote public safety, ensure a supply of local programming and promote ownership diversity.