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Nov 19, 2014
Floor Action
On November 19, 2014, the House considered H.R. 5728 under suspension of the rules and passed the legislation by voice vote.
Nov 17, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Waxman released the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Wheeler’s plan to modernize the E-Rate Program:
Nov 10, 2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on President Obama’s support for a free and open Internet, calling upon the FCC to establish strong net neutrality rules: “Today is a great day for the Internet.  The President has called on the FCC to adopt the three cornerstones of a free and open Internet:  no blocking, no...
Oct 3, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler suggesting a new approach for protecting a free and open Internet.   Under the hybrid approach outlined in the letter, the FCC would reclassify broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, and then use its authority under section 706 to establish three...
Sep 24, 2014
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST, Rep. Doris Matsui hosted a forum on net neutrality.  The forum took place in Sacramento at the California State Capitol, Hearing Room 4202.
Sep 17, 2014
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Oversight of FCC Budget and Management.”
Sep 11, 2014
Floor Action
On September 9, 2014, the House debated H.R. 5161.  On September 11, 2014, the House passed H.R. 5161 by a vote of 402-0.