House Energy and Commerce Committee

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Targets are bolded, below. CPMRA = Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna or so-called “Small Cell” Wireless Telecommunications Facility.

  • 2322A Rayburn House Office Building
  • Washington, DC 20515
  • 202-225-3641 Democratic Committee Staff
  • 202-225-2927 Republican Committee Staff


31 Democrats (about 56% of the Committee)

  1. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Chairman
  2. Bobby Rush (D-IL) — State CPMRA Bill
  3. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
  4. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
  5. Diana DeGette (D-CO) — State CPMRA Bill
  6. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
  7. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) — State CPMRA Bill
  8. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) — State CPMRA Bill
  9. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  10. Kathy Castor (D-FL) — State CPMRA Bill
  11. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
  12. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
  13. Peter Welch (D-VT)
  14. BenLuján (D-NM) — State CPMRA Bill
  15. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  16. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
  17. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) — State CPMRA Bill
  18. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
  19. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA)
  20. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)
  21. Raul Ruiz (D-CA)
  22. Scott Peters (D-CA)
  23. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) — State CPMRA Bill
  24. Nanette Barragan (D-CA)
  25. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) — State CPMRA Bill
  26. Robin Kelly (D-IL) — State CPMRA Bill
  27. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
  28. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) — State CPMRA Bill
  29. Thomas C. O’Halleran (D-AZ) — State CPMRA Bill
  30. Darren Soto (D-FL) — State CPMRA Bill
  31. Marc Veasey (D-TX) — State CPMRA Bill

24 Republicans (about 44% of the Committee)

  1. Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member
  2. Fred Upton (R-MI) — State CPMRA Bill
  3. John Shimkus (R-IL) — State CPMRA Bill
  4. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) — State CPMRA Bill
  5. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  6. Robert Latta (R-OH) — State CPMRA Bill
  7. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  8. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
  9. Pete Olson (R-TX) — State CPMRA Bill
  10. David McKinley, (R-WV)
  11. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) — State CPMRA Bill
  12. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) — State CPMRA Bill
  13. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) — State CPMRA Bill
  14. Bill Johnson (R-OH) — State CPMRA Bill
  15. Billy Long (R-MO) — State CPMRA Bill
  16. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) — State CPMRA Bill
  17. Bill Flores (R-TX) — State CPMRA Bill
  18. Susan Brooks (R-IN) — State CPMRA Bill
  19. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) — State CPMRA Bill
  20. Richard Hudson (R-NC) — State CPMRA Bill
  21. Tim Walberg (R-MI) State CPMRA Bill
  22. Buddy Carter (R-GA)
  23. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
  24. Greg Gianforte (R-MT)

House Communications and Technology Subcommittee

Good background from Benton here.

18 Democrats

  1. Mike Doyle (D-PA), Chair
  2. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
  3. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
  4. David Loebsack (D-IA) — State CPMRA Bill
  5. Marc Veasey (D-TX) — State CPMRA Bill
  6. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) — State CPMRA Bill
  7. Darren Soto (D-FL) — State CPMRA Bill
  8. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) — State CPMRA Bill
  9. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
  10. Diana DeGette (D-CO) — State CPMRA Bill
  11. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) — State CPMRA Bill
  12. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  13. Peter Welch (D-VT)
  14. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) — State CPMRA Bill
  15. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
  16. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)
  17. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) — State CPMRA Bill
  18. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

13 Republicans

  1. Robert Latta, (R-OH), Ranking Member — State CPMRA Bill
  2. John Shimkus (R-IL) — State CPMRA Bill
  3. Steve Scalise (R-LA) — State CPMRA Bill
  4. Pete Olson (R-TX) — State CPMRA Bill
  5. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) — State CPMRA Bill
  6. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) — State CPMRA Bill
  7. Bill Johnson (R-OH) — State CPMRA Bill
  8. Billy Long (R-MO) — State CPMRA Bill
  9. Bill Flores (R-TX) — State CPMRA Bill
  10. Susan Brooks (R-IN) — State CPMRA Bill
  11. Tim Walberg (R-MI) — State CPMRA Bill
  12. Greg Gianforte (R-MT)
  13. Greg Walden (R-OR)

2019 Press Releases

Jan 14, 2019 — “Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai refused to brief Energy and Commerce Committee staff on the real-time tracking of cell phone location, as reported by Motherboard last week. In a phone conversation today, his staff asserted that these egregious actions are not a threat to the safety of human life or property that the FCC will address during the Trump shutdown.

“The safety of first responders and consumers should be a top priority for the Chairman and the FCC. Commissioner Rosenworcel was available for a briefing but, as a minority member of the FCC, she does not have the authority to direct resources at the Commission.

“There’s nothing in the law that should stop the Chairman personally from meeting about this serious threat that could allow criminals to track the location of police officers on patrol, victims of domestic abuse, or foreign adversaries to track military personnel on American soil. The Committee will continue to press the FCC to prioritize public safety, national security, and protecting consumers.”

Jan 11, 2019An Emergency Briefing is Necessary in the Interest of Public Safety & National Security & Cannot Wait Until Trump Decides to Reopen the Government

Chairman Pallone’s letter is available here.

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai today requesting he provide an emergency briefing to Committee staff on why the FCC has yet to end wireless carriers’ unauthorized disclosure of consumers’ real-time location data and what actions the FCC has taken to address the issue to date. Pallone wrote that an emergency briefing is necessary in the interest of public safety and national security, and therefore cannot wait until President Trump decides to reopen the government.

“Bad actors can use location information to track individuals’ physical movements without their knowledge or consent,” Pallone wrote to Pai. “If recent reports detailing the cheap, accurate, and easy accessibility of legally protected, real-time location data are true, we must work expeditiously to address these public safety concerns. If we don’t, the privacy and security of everyone who subscribes to wireless phone service from certain carriers—including government officials, military personnel, domestic violence victims, and law enforcement officials—may be compromised.”

Last May, investigative journalists and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) helped bring to light the ease with which consumers’ real-time location data was being made available to the public without the users consent. Following those revelations, the FCC referred the allegations to its Enforcement Bureau for investigation. In June, some wireless carriers publicly committed to addressing the issue and put an end to this unauthorized disclosure. Yet a new report this week indicates this unfortunate practice continues.

The FCC once again appears to have dragged its feet in protecting consumers. While some carriers have now recommitted to stopping such unauthorized disclosure, the public can no longer rely on their voluntary promises to protect this extremely sensitive information,” Pallone continued in his letter to Pai. “The FCC must take immediate action to ensure no wireless carrier is allowing the rampant disclosure of real-time location data and take enforcement action against carriers that violated the Commission’s rules and the trust of their customers.”

Congress addressed this issue as part of the Communications Act of 1996, which required wireless carriers—and their vendors with whom the information is shared—to safeguard this information and to get users’ consent before disclosing it with anyone else. Pallone wrote that the emergency briefing is necessary so the Committee can understand when the FCC will put an end to the unauthorized sharing of this data.

Jan 10, 2019 – Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced the Committee’s six subcommittees for the 116th Congress, including the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Communications and Technology Jurisdiction: Electronic communications, both Interstate and foreign, including voice, video, audio and data, whether transmitted by wire or wirelessly, and whether transmitted by telecommunications, commercial or private mobile service, broadcast, cable, satellite, microwave, or other mode; technology generally; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Emergency Communications Division in the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

Jan 2, 2019Walden on FCC Confirmations

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after the Senate’s confirmation of Geoffrey Starks to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a term through June 2022 and an additional term through December 2023 for Brendan Carr.

“I congratulate Mr. Starks on his confirmation to the FCC, and Mr. Carr on his confirmation and continued service. Together, we’ve got an important job to do to improve our nation’s communications systems on behalf of the American people. I look forward to working with the commission on our shared goals to close the digital divide, improve services for first responders, and much more,” said Chairman Greg Walden.