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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

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.
September 27, 2018 Press Release
At today's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Sate of the Media Marketplace, Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) delivered remarks addressing the rapidly changing video marketplace, where consumers are increasingly turning to new digital streaming platforms for video content, and the need to update federal regulations that govern this marketplace.
September 25, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) applauded today's bipartisan passage of H.R. 1551, the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act.
September 24, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) penned a joint op-ed in USA Today calling on internet giants, Google, Twitter, and Facebook, to evaluate their algorithms and content policies to assure the American public these companies do not operate with political biases or the federal government will have to step in.
September 10, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) invites students from Louisiana's First Congressional District to participate in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.
September 5, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the anti-conservative bias many have reported experiencing on the platform, including the 'shadow banning' some Republican members of Congress have faced.

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