By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-22-21

House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans have a very different definition of “lift,” as made clear by ranking member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) in her opening statement Monday (March 22) for a Hill hearing on the Democrats’ LIFT America Act infrastructure bill, which spends $300 billion on broadband, clean drinking water, the healthcare system, and more.

Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said that the bill “will allow for 100-percent broadband deployment across the country, closing the digital divide.”

Rodgers said that it was a progressive wish list full of mandates, and that Congress should, instead, “lift” regulatory burdens.  » Read More