Groups Welcome Rep. Doyle as Communications Ranking Member

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) was hearing the applause around D.C. Thursday after he was named the new ranking member of the House Communications Subcommittee.

“NAB congratulates Rep. Doyle on his selection as Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee," said

NAB President  Gordon Smith, a former senator. "Rep. Doyle is a strong advocate on behalf of consumers and a champion of innovation. We look forward to working with him on pro-growth policies that allow America’s broadcasters to modernize to better serve their local communities.”

“Ranking Member Doyle brings an enthusiasm and long-term commitment for broadband issues and consumer protection that will be a tremendous asset for the subcommittee," said USTelecom President Jonathan Spalter. "The USTelecom community congratulates Ranking Member Doyle and looks forward to working with him to promote policies that will encourage continued investment and innovation to help expand broadband access and adoption across the nation.”

“Congratulations to Representative Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) on being selected as Ranking Member for the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee," said Chip Pickering CEO INCOMPAS. "Mike has been a long time champion of competitive policies that have driven economic growth and saved consumers and small businesses money. Representative Doyle understands that technology issues are pocketbook issues and we look forward to working with him on efforts to promote innovation, competition, and small business growth.”

“Congressman Doyle has a long record of leadership and fighting to promote competition and innovation and protect consumers in communications, internet, and technology markets," said Phillip Berenbroick, senior policy counsel at Public Knowledge. "We look forward to continue working with Congressman Doyle to protect the Open Internet and consumer privacy and promote the deployment of ubiquitous and affordable broadband for all Americans.

“We also thank Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) for her superlative leadership of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, as well as Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) for his support of consumer protections. We look forward to continuing to work with them both.”

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.