Senator Schatz Named to Leadership Position on Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Schatz to be Top Democrat on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee


Washington, DC – Today U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) was chosen to serve as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet. 

“I am looking forward to serving as the lead Democrat on this subcommittee,” said Senator Schatz.  “Innovation and technology are some of the biggest drivers of our economy and can help solve some of today’s toughest challenges.  In my new role, one of my top priorities will be increasing access to broadband across the country and throughout Hawai‘i.  Open and fast internet access is critical for residents and businesses across the islands and will create high quality jobs and help Hawai‘i diversify its economy.”   

The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet oversees matters relating to the telecommunications industry.  Agencies within the Committee’s jurisdiction include the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

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