Matsui Named Vice Chair Of Comm. Subcommittee

Rep. Doris Matsui of California has been named vice chair of the House Communications Subcommittee. The Subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.). Matsui has been an active member of the subcommittee, particularly on high-tech issues like the Internet of Things and blockchain, and pushing for strong net neutrality rules.

Doyle Chairs House Communications Subcom

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) has been elected chairman of the House Communications Subcommittee. Doyle was the lead legislator on the House attempt to reverse the FCC’s deregulatory Restoring Internet Freedom order repealing regs against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. He has also pushed the FCC to go through with a hearing over allegations Sinclair may not have been truthful with the FCC about its proposal to buy Tribune.

Latta Named Comm. Subcom. Ranking Member

As expected, Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has been named ranking member of the House Communications Subcommittee. Latta had chaired the subcommittee, but the gavels traveled to the Democrats for the new Congress following the midterm elections.