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Communication and Technology

Broadband internet and mobile communications networks have spurred innovative services and devices that have transformed nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Congressman Scalise has seen firsthand how connectivity is advancing opportunities for small businesses, creating additional options for health care and education, improving public safety, and allowing friends and family to keep in touch.

Congressman Scalise believes that technology companies are good examples of how market competition, rather than prescriptive regulations or red tape, spur innovation and more choices for consumers. He supports maintaining the bipartisan “light-touch” regulatory approach that has fostered incredible innovations and consumer benefits over recent decades, and is working with his colleagues in Congress to streamline archaic regulations that harm consumers.

Congressman Scalise is proud to serve on the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, where he serves an active and important role in overseeing issues related to the internet, consumer protection, communications networks, and the Federal Communications Commission.

For more information concerning Congressman Scalise's work and views on Communication and Technology issues, please contact his Washington, DC office.

More on Communication and Technology

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today joined Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans in launching the next phase of their solutions to hold Big Tech accountable, including a sweeping package of discussion draft bills aiming to boost transparency, provide content moderation accountability, reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, promote competition, and prevent illegal and harmful activity on their platforms.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) applauded the Energy and Commerce Committee for passing their Secure Equipment Act of 2021, legislation they introduced last month prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reviewing or issuing new equipment licenses to companies on the FCC’s “Covered Equipment or Services List” that pose a national security threat.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today at the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) discussed his Secure Equipment Act of 2021, legislation he introduced with Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), to block the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reviewing or issuing equipment licenses to companies backed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that have been identified by the FCC as national security threats. The Subcommittee considered Whip Scalise’s bill at today’s hearing.

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced the Secure Equipment Act of 2021 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reviewing or issuing new equipment licenses to companies on the FCC’s “Covered Equipment or Services List” that pose a national security threat.
 

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made the following statement after the House passed the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act

August 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) authored an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal warning against the dangers of personally and publicly targeting people for their political views, noting it can lead to violence, as he has personally experienced. Whip Scalise cautioned that only the perpetrators of violent acts can bear responsibility for their actions, and instead of dehumanizing our neighbors who disagree with us politically, all Americans must join together in healing from these tragedies.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) today introduced the Modern Television Act of 2019, a bill to repeal outdated regulations of the 1992 Cable Act, including retransmission consent and compulsory copyright license, to increase competition in the TV marketplace and to better address perennial broadcast TV blackouts.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which he is a member, voted to advance the

June 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) today agreed to a legislative framework to overhaul the outdated laws governing the television marketplace. In the coming weeks, Whip Scalise and Congresswoman Eshoo will introduce legislation to protect consumers and eliminate regulations that cause broadcast TV blackouts. 
 

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 1644, the Democrat “Government-Controlled Internet Act”:

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