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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

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 today introduced the Modern Television Act of 2019, a bill to repeal outdated regulations of the 1992 Cable Act, including retransmission consent and compulsory copyright license, to increase competition in the TV marketplace and to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”:

April 4, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) gave remarks at yesterday's House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology markup of 

February 14, 2019 Press Release
At today's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled, Protecting Consumers and Competition: An Examination of the T-Mobile and Sprint Merger, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) questioned T-Mobile CEO John Legere on the effects of this merger to 5G expansion across the country and job creation in fields ranging from customer service to network deployment.
October 6, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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