Protecting the Internet and Consumers through Congressional Action

January 21, 2015

253 Russell Senate Office Building

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced that the committee will convene its first hearing of the 114th Congress entitled, “Protecting the Internet and Consumers through Congressional Action” on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. The hearing will feature non-government expert witnesses testifying about current authorities of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress’ options to update outdated laws for the Internet Age.
 
 
Hearing Details:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hearing entitled: “Protecting the Internet and Consumers through Congressional Action”

2:30 p.m. in room SR-253
 

For reporters interested in reserving a seat, please contact the press gallery:

         Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265

         Radio/Television Gallery – 202-224-6421

         Press Photographers Gallery – 202-224-6548

         Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

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Webcast

  • Mr. Tom Simmons

    Senior Vice President of Public Policy
    Midcontinent Communications

Majority Statement

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Bill Nelson

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Meredith Attwell Baker

    President and CEO
    CTIA-The Wireless Association
    Baker testimony (1.19 MB)
  • Mr. Gene Kimmelman

    President and CEO
    Public Knowledge
  • The Honorable Robert McDowell

    Senior Fellow
    Hudson Institute
  • Mr. Paul Misener

    Vice President, Global Public Policy
    http://Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Mr. Tom Simmons

    Senior Vice President of Public Policy
    Midcontinent Communications
  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee

    Vice President & Chief Research and Policy Officer
    Minority Media & Telecommunications Council