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May updates 

05.30.19 - The House Committee on Small Business’ Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure held a hearing on “Small Businesses and Their Limitations Without Reliable Access to Rural Broadband.” The hearing focused on broadband deployment efforts in rural America and the challenges small firms in those areas face without reliable broadband services.

05.22.19 - The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearingon bill H.R. 2741, the “Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act." This bill seeks to rebuild and modernize the nation’s infrastructure to expand access to broadband and Next Generation 911, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brown fields, and protect public health and the environment, among other things. Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn was one of the witnesses. | press release

05.20.19 - The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology announced it will hold a hearingentitled “LIFT America: Modernizing Our Infrastructure for the Future” on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is scheduled to be one of six witnesses. 

05.15.19 - The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on oversight of the FCC. Testimony was given by all five FCC commissioners. | press release 

05.07.19 - The Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget requests for the FCC and Federal Trade Commission.  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testified and discussed the FCC’s priorities for 2020, including securing the nation’s leadership in 5G, closing the digital divide and public safety

News clips

05.24.19 House Democrats seek bipartisan working group on net neutrality (The Hill) 
05.23.19 Senate passes anti-robocall bill (The Hill) 
05.13.19 Top Dem launches rural broadband task force amid infrastructure talks (The Hill)  
05.09.19 Top White House telecom adviser David Redl resigns (The Hill) 
05.09.19 Bipartisan lawmakers call on FCC to prioritize 5G security (The Hill) 
05.07.19 Tech faces tough choices on rural broadband (The Hill) 
05.06.10 Rising debt imperils Trump, Dem hopes on infrastructure (The Hill) 
05.04.19 Trump: I am 'looking hard' at bipartisan infrastructure plan of $1-2 trillion (The Hill) 
05.03.18 Trump's pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock (The Hill)