On Jan. 22, 2013 the House of Representatives’ Committee
on Energy and Commerce made its leadership and member assignments for its
subcommittees including the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
has jurisdiction over 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. Which is why broadcasters—including non-commercial
broadcasters—should know who sits on the subcommittee.
The Republican chairmen,
vice-chairmen and membership on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee
are: Greg Walden, Ore., chairman, Robert Latta, Ohio, vice-chairman, John
Shimkus, Ill., Lee Terry, Neb., Mike Rogers, Mich., Marsha Blackburn, Tenn., Steve
Scalise, La., Leonard Lance, N.J., Brett Guthrie, Ky., Cory Gardner, Colo.,
Mike Pompeo, Kan., Adam Kinzinger, Ill., Billy Long, Miss., Renee Ellmers, N.C.,
Joe Barton, Texas, and Fred Upton, Mich. (Ex Officio).
The Democratic ranking member and
membership are: Anna Eshoo, Calif., ranking member, Edward Markey, Mass., Michael Doyle, Pa., Doris Matsui,
Bruce Braley, Iowa, Peter Welch, Vt., Ben Ray
Lujan, N.M., John Dingell, Mich., Frank Pallone, N.J., Bobby Rush, Ill., Diana
DeGette, Colo., Jim Matheson, Utah, and Henry Waxman, Calif. (Ex Officio).