Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Rep. Eshoo Elected as Top Democrat of
Today, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) was elected Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for the 112th Congress. She is the first woman in the history of the Subcommittee to serve in a leadership role.
Throughout her career, Rep. Eshoo has been a leader on technology and telecommunications issues. She has authored legislation to establish standards for digital signatures, worked to expand broadband deployment, and ensured that life-saving, location-based E9-1-1 services are deployed by wireless companies.
“I’m grateful to my colleagues for giving me the honor to lead the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology,” said Rep. Eshoo. “My Congressional District, home to Silicon Valley, is the innovation center of the world, and the policies we shape can advance America’s competitiveness and job growth.”
Rep. Eshoo will work with her colleagues on expanding high-speed, affordable broadband, protecting electronic privacy, freeing up more spectrum and transitioning our nation’s 9-1-1 system to a next generation, IP-based network. Rep. Eshoo has been a strong champion of preserving an open Internet.
Last week, Rep. Eshoo also announced that she will serve as a Co-chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Internet Caucus, joining Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Senator John Thune (R-SD).