NEXT WEEK: #SubCommTech to Hold Hearing with FCC Commissioners
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today announced a hearing for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. in 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission.”
Next week, #SubCommTech will hold a hearing with FCC Commissioners to continue its rigorous oversight of the agency and discuss the agency’s efforts to facilitate broadband deployment and streamline regulations to reflect the realities of the internet age. Additionally, members will consider legislation that will reauthorize the FCC while implementing a number of reforms aimed at improving the agency’s processes and practices. Finally, members will use this hearing as an opportunity to discuss the FCC’s critically important Lifeline program and the needed improvements identified recently by the GAO.
“I look forward to having FCC Chairman Pai and Commissioners O’Rielly and Clyburn join us to testify before the subcommittee next week,” said Chairman Blackburn. “This hearing is an opportunity for our members to discuss and provide input on priorities for the agency, most importantly, creating the right conditions for expanding broadband’s reach across America. I’m hopeful that this hearing will also allow for a robust discussion regarding efforts to modernize the FCC’s structure and build on the steps Chairman Pai has already taken toward transparency and accountability.”
The Majority Memorandum, witness list, witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.