House Commerce Committee

Rep McMorris Rodgers, Sen Wicker Call for Streamlined Permitting Process for BEAD Program

House Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) sent a letter to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator Alan Davidson urging NTIA to address burdensome permitting processes and other regulatory red tape that may impede the success of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program that was created under the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act. To prevent slow deployment and the determent of investment, the Members urged the agency to require eligible states and territories to work with t

Rep McMorris Rodgers asks FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel about the impact of West Virginia v. EPA

I write to bring to your attention West Virginia v. EPA, a recent Supreme Court decision that clarified the limitations of certain agency action. Given the Biden administration’s track record, we are compelled to underscore the implications of West Virginia v.

House Passes Consumer Protection Bills

The House of Representatives passed three consumer protection and commerce bills including:

H.R. 3962, the “Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2021,” was introduced by Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and 32 original bipartisan cosponsors. The bill allows a notary public commissioned under state law to remotely notarize electronic records and perform notarizations for remotely located individuals.  The bill passed by an en bloc vote of 336-90.

House Passes Communications and Technology Bills

The House of Representatives passed three communications and technology bills:

House of Representatives Passes Health and Telecommunications Bills

On July 13, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee passed five health and telecommunications bills. This includes:

House and Senate Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft of Data Privacy Bill

House and Senate leaders released a discussion draft of a comprehensive national data privacy and data security framework. The draft legislation is the first comprehensive privacy proposal to gain bipartisan, bicameral support. The American Data Privacy and Protection Act would: