US House of Representatives

Rep Tonko Reintroduces ACCESS BROADBAND Act to Increase Broadband Access in Underserved Areas

Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) announced the introduction of the ACCESS BROADBAND Act (HR 1328), bipartisan legislation that would expand broadband access in underserved areas and create a simpler process for small businesses and l

Reps Kustoff, Timmons Introduce the Cellphone Jamming Reform Act of 2019

Reps David Kustoff (R-TN) and William Timmons (R-SC) introduced the Cellphone Jamming Reform Act of 2019 (HR 1954). Sens Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced identical legislation on the Senate side.

Reps McNerney (D-CA), Latta (R-OH) Launch Bipartisan Wi-Fi Caucus

In an effort to provide a much-needed forum for Members of Congress and staff to learn about Wi-Fi-related issues affecting their constituents, Reps Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Bob Latta (R-OH) announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Wi

Rep Eshoo Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency of Telephone, Cable and Internet Fees

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the Truth-In-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees (‘TRUE Fees’) Act, legislation that requires phone, cable and Internet providers to include all charges in the prices they advertise for service, and p

A Time for Tech Transparency

[Commentary] Millions of Americans use social media to get their news, and that number is growing rapidly by the year. But when they log on, they don’t always get the full story.

Rep Collins Introduces Legislation to Address 9-1-1 Fee Diversion

Rep Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that prevents states from diverting fees collected from consumers on their phone bills, which are meant to be used to improve 9-1-1 emergency communications systems.

Rep Dingell Urges FCC and FTC to Investigate Further Privacy Violations by Cambridge Analytica and other Data Collection Companies

Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI) continued to urge the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether consumers’ viewing and other personal information was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Rep Lieu Introduces Bill to Standardize National Encryption Policy

Reps Ted Lieu (D-CA), Mike Bishop (R-MI), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Jim Jordan (R-OH) reintroduced the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act.

Reps Khanna, Ratcliffe Introduce Legislation for More Efficient Digital Government

Reps Ro Khanna (D-CA) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced legislation to improve citizens’ interaction with the federal government online, while reducing the cost of assistance from federal agencies.  The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experienc