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Sources: Walden to be telecom chairman

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) will be the next chairman of the Communication subcommittee, three sources said on Thursday.

Walden is the former owner of radio stations through Columbia Gorge Broadcasting, which he sold. He is also chairman of the GOP transition committee. 

The subcommittee oversees technology and telecom issues ranging from spectrum to net neutrality to data privacy.