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House Passes Walberg, Dingell Bill to Enhance America’s Wireless Leadership

January 8, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representative unanimously passed the Promoting U.S. Wireless Leadership Act (H.R. 4500), a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to enhance America's leadership in the development of wireless standards. This bill reflects the need for a unified approach to pushing back against international competitors like Russia and China to protect U.S. national security, global competitiveness, and cost-effectiveness of wireless communications. Click here to watch Walberg’s remarks on the House floor.

“America has a long tradition of being a global leader in breakthrough technologies that improve our quality of life. It should be no different with 5G deployment,” said Congressman Walberg. “By having the best and brightest from industry and government collaborate on the international stage, we can continue to be on the forefront of wireless innovation and ensure high-paying jobs stay here in the United States.”

“The policy choices being made right now will have lasting implications for 5G technology development around the world,” said Congresswoman Dingell. “It’s vital the United States have a strong voice in these decisions so we can continue to lead in an increasingly competitive market.”