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Monroe News: Walberg named to technology panel in House

January 22, 2019
Tim In The News

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, recently was appointed to a new House of Representatives subcommittee for the country’s 116th Congress.

Walberg, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, was appointed to the board’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Friday. He also will continue on the energy committee.

“Having a seat on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee gives our district an even stronger voice on the issues that impact their daily lives,” Walberg said. “It is critical Michigan remains a leader in innovation and citizens in rural communities have the ability to succeed in the 21st Century economy.

“In this next term, I look forward to advocating for solutions to improve our nation’s communications infrastructure, expand access to high- speed broadband and spur technological breakthroughs and economic opportunity.”

The communications and technology committee has jurisdiction over issues related to electronic communications; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy and data security; and the Federal Communications Commission, among other topics.

“Since joining our committee, Congressman Walberg has proven himself to be an effective and top-notch legislator,” said U. S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, Energy and Commerce Republican Leader. “I’m confident Tim will bring that same results-oriented leadership to the Communications and Technology Subcommittee as we continue to champion policies that foster innovation and close the digital divide.”

For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress, visit walberg.house.gov.

This article originally appeared in the January 21 edition of the Monroe News.

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