House Passes Two Walberg Bills on America’s Technological Leadership, Energy Security
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed two bills championed by Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) to strengthen our nation’s economic, energy, and national security. The Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2021 (H.R. 3003) was introduced with Walberg’s fellow 5G Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Annie Kuster (D-NH). This bipartisan bill will enhance America's leadership in the development of wireless standards to push back against international competitors like Russia and China. Click here to watch Walberg's remarks on the House floor.
“America must remain on the forefront of 5G and other wireless innovation,” said Walberg. “With countries like China trying to influence technological developments around the world, it is critical that we ensure future standards are made with America’s economic and security interests in mind. I am pleased to work with my fellow 5G Caucus co-chairs—Reps. Dingell, Johnson, and Kuster—to pass this bipartisan legislation, and we will keep pushing forward to get it signed into law.”
The House also passed another Walberg-backed bill, the Energy Emergency Leadership Act (H.R. 3119). Introduced with Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), this bipartisan bill recognizes the important mission of bolstering our nation’s cybersecurity at the Department of Energy to more effectively respond to growing threats to energy security. Click here to watch Walberg’s remarks on H.R. 3119.
“In just the past few months, we’ve seen how crucial it is to protect our nation’s energy infrastructure from hostile actors,” said Walberg. “These cyberattacks pose a significant risk to our nation’s economy, and we need to be taking every step possible to ensure the American people can depend on the reliable and uninterrupted supply of fuels and electricity. I am proud to work with Chairman Rush to get this important energy security measure across the finish line in the House.”
Through his work on the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walberg has received national recognition for his effectiveness in advancing bipartisan policies on behalf of his constituents. Most recently, the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a non-partisan collaboration between Vanderbilt University and University of Virginia, named Walberg as the most effective Republican lawmaker on technology-related issues.