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.
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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.
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 today introduced the Modern Television Act of 2019, a bill to repeal outdated regulations of the 1992 Cable Act, including retransmission consent and compulsory copyright license, to increase competition in the TV marketplace and to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.
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 today agreed to a legislative framework to overhaul the outdated laws governing the television marketplace.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.
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”:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) gave remarks at the Energy and Commerce Committee markup of 14 bills in support of an amendment offered by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) to H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act. While voicing his support for this amendment that would promote 5G innovation, Whip Scalise stressed his opposition to the underlying bill that would force a government takeover of the internet, stifle competition and lead to new taxes and fees.