Telecommunications, Technology & Innovation

The 18th Congressional District is home to Silicon Valley. It includes many of the world’s foremost information and communications technology innovators who have led the world in developing breakthrough discoveries that continue to shape our society and lead our economy.

Congresswoman Eshoo served as the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for six years. She was the first woman in the history of the Subcommittee to serve in a leadership role and was elected on January 19, 2011. She is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and the Medical Technology Caucus.

Representative Eshoo is a leader in Congress on issues affecting high-technology, telecommunications, and the Internet, and is committed to ensuring the U.S. continues to lead the world in these critical fields in the 21st century.

Building a Nationwide, Interoperable Broadband Network for our First Responders

In February 2012, Congress passed and the President signed into law, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which includes provisions to create America's first nationwide, interoperable public safety communications network and appropriates...

Cell Phone Unlocking

Rep. Eshoo is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1892 , the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013, which would allow consumers to legally unlock their cell phones, tablets, and other mobile communications devices. A vibrant mobile marketplace starts by putting...


The security of our nation's information technology networks and the data stored in them must be a top priority for Congress. Consumers, corporations, students, and the public sector all rely on using safe and secure communications to complete transactions,...

Free and Open Internet

An open architecture is essential to preserving the free choice, competition and innovation that have driven the Internet and made it so successful. Without strong protections, the open architecture of the Internet which has allowed innovation on the...

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a critical core of the American economy. Silicon Valley is fueled by new ideas that create the latest technology, service, or breakthrough biologic drug. If these ideas and inventions, otherwise known as "intellectual property,"...

Loud Commercials

The problem of loud commercials is not new. It has bothered consumers and endangered their hearing for decades. Although loud commercials have been at the top of consumer complaints to the FCC for decades, official FCC policy recommended that consumers...

Privacy and Data Security

The issue of personal privacy is a closely held value by the American people. When we provide an institution with personal information, we want that the information to be protected from misuse or theft. At a minimum, companies should be required to disclose...

Research and Development

Research and Development (R&D) is a critical phase in the innovation cycle and without a strong public-private partnership in R&D, America risks losing its technological superiority and global economic advantage. Representative Eshoo is a strong...

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January 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, in the aftermath of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) sent letters to the CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter urging the companies to address the fundamental design features of their social networks that facilitate the spread of extreme, radicalizing content to their users.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) traveled to Washington, D.C to vote for the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help the American people and our nation’s health care workers confront the COVID-19 pandemic head on and to stabilize our nation’s cascading economy.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

Eshoo, Wyden, DelBene Urge White House to Protect Privacy in Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to the President and Vice President urging them to abide by privacy principles when collecting sensitive health and location data from tech companies.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Mike Doyle (PA-18) led a letter criticizing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for failing to enforce the Commission’s rules to clearly identify Russian propaganda aired on U.S. radio stations.


February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Silicon Valley Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), authors of the Online Privacy Act of 2019, reacted to the introduction of the Data Protection Act by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

January 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today introduced the Protecting Community Television Act (H.R. 5659), legislation to ensure that community television operations continue to receive the resources they need to educate and inform viewers in the cities and towns where they operate.  

February 22, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Eshoo wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing the Commission's proposal to reduce access to community television. You can read Rep. Eshoo's letter PDF iconhere.