Rockefeller: Spectrum bill is the top priority for Senate Commerce

"If we are going to do D Block allocation, how are we going to make sure — in the days when you will see us constantly cutting — that we can find the capital … to make sure we build out the network?" he said. 

Sen. Tom UdallTom UdallDems, greens press Trump administration on methane rewrites Overnight Regulation: House passes bill to roll back Dodd-Frank | Sage grouse back in the spotlight | GOP chair won't back Glass-Steagall revival Overnight Tech: FCC disputes reporter's account of 'manhandling' incident | Verizon to cut 2K jobs at Yahoo | Russians used spyware on Instagram | Virginia moves on 5G networks MORE (D-N.M.) said he supports Rockefeller's bill, and that he wants to make sure the needs of border states will be met. 

"What's going down on the border right now are things like drug smuggling and human trafficking," he said. "How do we work the border into this situation?"

Sen. Roy BluntRoy BluntSenate panel readies must-pass aviation bill Week ahead: Senate work on ObamaCare repeal intensifies ObamaCare repeal and the Senate: Where it stands MORE (R-Mo.) focused on broadcasters and the mechanism of incentive auctions.