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Scalise Statement on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Plan to Update the Communications Act


Location: Washington, DC

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced plans for the committee to examine and update the Communications Act.

"I strongly support a broad review and update of our communications laws, and applaud today's announcement by Chairmen Upton and Walden," Scalise said. "This future review should not distract us, however, from acting on the foundation already laid during our subcommittee's multi-year examination of video policies. It is abundantly clear from the Members and witnesses at committee hearings that the 1992 Cable Act was written for a different era, and technological advancements in this competitive marketplace have rendered the law obsolete. I look forward to working with Chairmen Upton and Walden, and Ranking Member Eshoo to promote consumer choice and economic growth at every available opportunity in this new age."

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