Upton: Telecom Act rewrite heads the list.

upton-fredHard on the heels of the Republican rout in last week’s elections, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) issued a press release to the effect that he would move to have his committee rewrite the Communications Act. In putting forth his top priorities for the next Congressional session, Upton said, “We have also spent the past year gathering input and information to inform our work to bring the nation’s communications laws into the 21st century. Over the next several months we will take what we have learned from our hearings and white papers to update the law to boost job creation and economic growth in the innovation era.”