Matsui Appointed Vice Chair of Telecom and Tech Panel

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Washington, January 30, 2019 | Hannah Blatt (202-225-7163) | comments

Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-California) today was appointed Vice Chair of the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve as Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “In this capacity, I plan to continue my focus promoting policies to achieve 5G and beyond and spur innovation in the U.S. economy.”

Matsui has been a leader on communications and technology policy, including as Co-Chair of the Congressional High Tech Caucus and Co-Chair of the Congressional Spectrum Caucus. She has authored multiple provisions of law that have facilitated spectrum auctions, including the record breaking AWS-3 auction, and focused on commercializing federally-held spectrum for wireless use.  She plans to continue to prioritize her work on various spectrum policy initiatives and on the next generation of broadband networks, such as 5G. Congresswoman Matsui is also a leader on preserving net neutrality principles and policies. She will also focus on responsibly promoting innovative technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain.

Last Congress, Matsui secured enactment of the critical Spectrum Auction Deposits Act, which has enabled the Federal Communications Commission to begin to conduct the spectrum auctions that will lay the groundwork for 5G.

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