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Carter to serve as Vice Chair of Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C), was selected to serve as Vice Chair of the E&C Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

“I’m thrilled to work alongside Communications & Technology Subcommittee Chair Bob Latta as his Vice Chair for the 118th Congress. From improving rural broadband and communications systems to fighting political censorship online and combatting China’s cyber-warfare, this subcommittee will fight for consumers to have dependable and safe access to technology,” said Rep. Carter. 

“As Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, I’m committed to pursuing policies that benefit our communities and keep the United States at the forefront of innovation. I look forward to working with Vice Chair of the subcommittee, Rep. Buddy Carter, to continue making strides to increase reliable internet access via rural broadband, cracking down on illegal robocalls, reining in Big Tech’s censorship and influence, and unleashing more spectrum for improved consumer connectivity,” said Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH).

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; technology generally; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Office of Emergency Communications in the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security,” as stated on its website