Skip to main content

Rep. Rodgers Retains Communications, Consumer Subcommittee Staffers

Cathy McMorris Rodgers at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
(Image credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) has decided to retain in the new Congress the senior staffers from the previous Congress on the subcommittees that deal with communications and consumer issues.

Also Read: House Communications Subcommittee Republican Membership Set

Kate O'Connor will continue to be the chief counsel on the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, where she has been since 2019, heading up Republican efforts on spectrum policy and rural broadband deployment. She is a former top official at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the White House's chief telecom policy advisor. 

Tim Kurth continues as chief counsel for the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, leading Republican effort son privacy, edge provider transparency--or in Republicans' view, the lack of it--AI and other new and emerging tech. He has been on the committee since 2017 and before that was with the State Department and the office of then House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Also Read: Rep.Rodgers Named E&C Ranking Member

Both report to Republican Staff Director Nate Hodson.

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.