This hearing was convened jointly by the Committee on Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee (Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman), the Committee on Foreign Affairs Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee (Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman), and the Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee (Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman).

 

Opening Statements

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations [full text of opening statement] Rep. Ted Poe, Chairman Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade [full text of opening statement]  

Witnesses

The Honorable Robert M. McDowell
Commissioner
Federal Communications Commission
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony and biography]

The Honorable Bitange Ndemo
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Information and Communications
Government of Kenya
(via videoconference)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony and biography]

The Honorable David A. Gross
(Former Coordinator of International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony and biography]

Ms. Sally Shipman Wentworth
Senior Manager, Public Policy
Internet Society
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony and biography]

Mr. Harold Feld
Senior Vice President
Public Knowledge
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony and biography]
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Hearing transcript (PDF)