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Testimony and Statements of Position

Statement: Commerce Secretary Gutierrez Urges Congress to Pass Legislation to Enable NTIA to Accelerate Distribution of DTV Coupons: "This approach would ease the transition for consumers seeking coupons, while maintaining the integrity of the transition plans."
Letter to Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives (Acrobat PDF, 809 Kb) [Identical letters have been sent to Representatives Barton, Boucher, Stearns, Pelosi, Hoyer, and Boehner]
Letter to John D. Rockefeller, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate (Acrobat PDF, 809 Kb) [Identical letters have been sent to Senators Hutchison, Reid and McConnell]
TV Converter Box Coupon Program Statistics and Background
Posted January 15, 2009

Testimony: Hearing on the Digital Television Transition: Testimony of Meredith A. Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Acting Administrator, before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representative, regarding "Status of the DTV Transition" on September 16, 2008 (Print version Acrobat PDF 72 Kb)
Written Testimony
Written Testimony Appendix (Acrobat PDF 36 Kb)
Oral Testimony
Posted 09-16-2008

Draft Bill Regarding TV Converter Box Coupon Program: To maximize coupon distribution, NTIA is seeking statutory flexibility to use, if necessary, available funds from other programs funded by the DTV Transition and Public Safety Act to cover administrative costs of the Coupon Program.
 • Cover Letter
 • Bill
 • Sectional Analysis

Testimony: Oversight of the DTV Transition: Testimony of Meredith A. Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Acting Administrator, before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, regarding " Oversight of the DTV Transition" on April 8, 2008 (Printable version Acrobat PDF 45 Kb)
Posted 04-08-2008

Testimony: DTV Transition: 370 Days and Counting: Testimony of Meredith A. Baker Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, NTIA, Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Committee on Energy and Commerce House of Representatives Hearing on Status of the DTV Transition: 370 Days and Counting on February 13, 2008 (Printable version Acrobat PDF)
Posted: 02-13-2008

Congressional Testimony: NTIA Testifies on Preparing Consumers for the Digital Television Transition before the House Telecommunications Subcommittee and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: On October 17, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer testified before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the U.S. House of Representatives and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation fo the U.S. Senate on preparing consumers for the digital television transition.
Testimony before U.S. House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
Testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Posted 10-17-2007

Congressional Testimony: NTIA Testifies on Digital Television Transition and its Impact On Older Americans: On September 19, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer testified before the Special Committee on Aging of the United States Senate on the digital television transition and its impact on older Americans.
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Posted 09-19-2007

Congressional Testimony: NTIA Testifies on Preparing Consumers for the Digital Television Transition before the Senate Commerce Committee: On July 26, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer testified before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation of the United States Senate on preparing consumers for the digital television transition
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Posted 07-26-2007

Congressional Testimony: NTIA Testifies before House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on "Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Innovations in Interoperability."
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Posted 03-22-2007

Congressional Testimony: NTIA Testifies before House Committee on Homeland Security: Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security.
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A webcast of the hearing is available from the House of Representatives' website at http://homeland.house.gov/hearings/index.asp?ID=18
Posted 03-14-2007

Congressional Testimony: NTIA Testifies before House Subcommittee on FY 2008 Budget: Assistant Secretary of Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on the President’s FY 2008 Budget request for NTIA.
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Posted 03-12-2007

NTIA Testifies Before House Subcommittees on ICANN Oversight: Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M.R. Kneuer testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection on September 21, 2006 at an oversight hearing on Internet governance and the future of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN.) [ -- HTML -- MS Word -- Acrobat PDF -- ]
Posted 09-22-2006

NTIA Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on ICANN Oversight
: Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M.R. Kneuer testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism and Economic Development on September 20, 2006 at an oversight hearing on Internet governance and the future of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN.) [ -- HTML -- MS Word -- Acrobat PDF -- ]
Posted 09-20-2006

Congressional Testimony: NTIA Testifies on ICANN and WHOIS: Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer testified before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives, on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and WHOIS database, on July 18, 2006.

The State of Interoperability: Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M. R. Kneuer submitted testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science and Technology regarding "The State of Interoperability: Perspectives on Federal Coordination of Grants, Standards and Technology" on Tuesday, April 25, 2006.
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Posted 04-25-2006

Wireless and Spectrum Management Reform: Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information John M.R. Kneuer testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on wireless telecommunications issues and spectrum management reform.
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Posted 03-14-2006



Archived Congressional testimony 2004 - 2005

Archived Congressional testimony 2001 - 2003



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