House GOP, Democrats Tussle Over ‘American Broadband Act’


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of Republican Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday (5/20) introduced legislation that they believe help closes the digital divide in the U.S.

How so? The plan, led by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s top Republican, is designed to ensure broadband infrastructure “reaches all Americans and is not used to fund duplicative and wasteful overbuilding.”

Democrats immediately responded by pointing to support for their own bill.

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