5G group beefs up lobby team

5G group beefs up lobby team
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5G Action Now, the group headed up by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersFreshman Dem finds voice in fight against online extremism Lawmakers criticize Trump's slashed budget for key federal cyber agency GOP lobbyist tapped for White House legislative affairs MORE (R-Mich.), is growing its lobbying team to promote policies to make the U.S. the worldwide leader in 5G.

Scott Reed of Chesapeake Enterprises, who is also a senior strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ryan Canfield of GuidePostStrategy and a former special assistant to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Overnight Health Care: Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening | Democrats ramp up talks with Mnuchin on next relief deal | Fauci says death toll could be around 60,000 Hillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license MORE, and Robert Wasinger of McGuirewoods Consulting LLC, are registering to lobby for the group.

The lobbying shop Miller Strategies also has Trump fundraiser Jeff MillerJefferson (Jeff) Bingham MillerIs coronavirus causing another VA appointment wait-time scandal? As VA's budget continues to Increase, greater oversight is required Committee on Veterans Affairs sends important message during tense Senate time MORE and Ashley Gunn, former special assistant to Trump, registered for it.

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The group supports the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) goal of a C-band spectrum auction in 2020 and efforts by lawmakers to ensure U.S. leadership on 5G over China. 

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved a bill in December that would direct the FCC to hold a C-band auction by the end of 2020. 

Rogers left Congress in 2015 and launched the group this month.

“The Chinese understand how important 5G is to America’s economy, national security, and global leadership,” Rogers in a statement.

“That’s why Beijing poured massive subsidies into Huawei, worked to undercut international competition, and waged a campaign of unprecedented economic espionage to dominate 5G," he added. "It is crucial that we don’t allow China to outspend and outplay us on the 5G field.”