- On July 23, 2012, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Chair of the House Commerce Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chair of the House Communications Subcommittee, along with dozens of Committee members, sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski urging him not to adopt the expanded program carriage rules for cable service that are under consideration. The members noted that today’s market for video programming is much different than in 1992 when Congress enacted program-carriage legislation. The letter goes on to warn the Chairman that “it is consumers who will ultimately bear the brunt of these expanded regulations through higher costs.” To read the letter, click here.
- On July 25, 2012, Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, made a statement on the Senate floor about the urgent need for cybersecurity legislation. Within his remarks he stated that, “History teaches us that disruptive technological advancements bring about both opportunities and dangers. We cannot let our exuberance blind us from this simple truth. We cannot ignore the part of the equation that is unpleasant. And this is it: These technological advancements can compromise our national security.” To read the full statement, click here.
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