House Commerce Chair Fred Upton Suggests Communications Act Rewrite Is Priority
November 7, 2014 at 3:52 AM (PT)
Rep. FRED UPTON (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued a press release after this week's elections indicating that he will move to have the committee rewrite the Communications Act.
In the statement on his priorities for the 114th Congress, UPTON said, “We have also spent the past year gathering input and information to inform our work to bring the nation’s communications laws into the 21st Century. Over the next several months, we will take what we have learned from our hearings and white papers to update the law to boost job creation and economic growth in the innovation era.”
The committee and Rep. GREG WALDEN's (R-OR) telecommunications subcommittee have been soliciting comment and testimony in recent years regarding issues that would be related to a revamp of the act and the FCC's process.