Technology

Guthrie Statement on CHIPS and Science Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after voting against the CHIPS and Science Act. “Many Kentuckians have seen and felt the impact of the chips shortage, and the global supply chain crisis has further highlighted vulnerabilities in our domestic semiconductor supply chain. However, the CHIPS bill that passed the House is the wrong…

Guthrie’s SMART Spectrum Act Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) Simplifying Management, Reallocation, and Transfer of Spectrum Act, or SMART Spectrum Act passed the House of Representatives today. The SMART Spectrum Act would better facilitate sharing of underutilized spectrum that is licensed to the federal government by improving how federal and non-federal users share that spectrum. “With the…

Guthrie’s SMART Spectrum Act Advances to House Floor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) bill that would strengthen and improve the utilization of the nation’s spectrum resource passed the full Energy and Commerce Committee today. Guthrie introduced the Simplifying Management, Reallocation, and Transfer of Spectrum Act, or SMART Spectrum Act, to enhance the reliability of spectrum for federal and non-federal users and to…

Guthrie Announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge Winners

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced the 2021 winners of the Congressional App Challenge from Kentucky’s Second District during Computer Science Education Week. The overall first place winner is Glasgow High School student Emma Bunch, who created the app “Cure.” In total, 55 apps were created for this year’s app challenge, which was the highest participation…

Guthrie’s Bill to Strengthen Small and Rural Communications Providers Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) bill to further strengthen our telecommunications networks, especially for small and rural providers, passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Guthrie helped introduced the Open RAN Outreach Act with Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08), and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01). The Open RAN Outreach…

Guthrie Introduces SMART Spectrum Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today introduced the Simplifying Management, Reallocation, and Transfer of Spectrum Act, or SMART Spectrum Act. The SMART Spectrum Act would create an information sharing capability at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to allow more commercial use of spectrum licensed for federal government use.…

Guthrie Introduces Bill to Protect Rural Network Providers from Chinese Communist Party’s Influence

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) introduced the Open RAN Outreach Act to strengthen the telecommunications supply chain and help protect small and rural communications providers from Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-backed companies, such as Huawei, and other bad actors. “We need to ensure our small and rural providers are protected from the influence of Chinese…

House Passes Guthrie Blockchain Technology Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) introduced the Blockchain Innovation Act, and the U.S. House of Representatives this week passed this bill as part of the Consumer Safety Technology Act. This is the latest example of Guthrie’s efforts to promote innovation to keep the United States a leader in 21st century technologies. “We need to ensure that the United States leads…

Rep. Guthrie: We Must Streamline the Permitting Process to Secure Our Telecommunications Networks

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Embedded in our telecommunications networks across the country is suspect equipment from Chinese-government-subsidized Huawei and other bad actors. This poses security risks to our telecommunications networks, which we rely on more than ever for telehealth and work. With so much of our personal information being communicated online, we need to ensure that this untrusted equipment is…

Guthrie and Matsui Encourage Coordination to Reallocate 5G Spectrum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) sent a letter to Evelyn Remaley, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Acting National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator, to urge the NTIA to coordinate and share information ahead of the Federal Communications Commission…