Reps. Burgess, Latta and McMorris Rodgers Vying for a Top House Tech Policy Role

October 6, 2020 at 1:10 pm ET

With House Energy and Commerce ranking member Greg Walden (R-Ore.) retiring at the end of the year, the race is on to determine the next Republican leader for a committee that oversees much of the tech industry’s most-pressing policy issues. 

“Energy and Commerce is a critical committee that helps to develop and road test important policies impacting the tech and telecom sectors — two industries at the forefront of the American economy and world,” said John Murray, a partner at Momentum Advocacy and former deputy chief of staff to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) when he served as House majority leader. 

In interviews with Morning Consult, each of the three candidates for the position — Reps. Michael Burgess of Texas, Bob Latta of Ohio and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington — point to their years of experience as either leaders on multiple Energy and

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