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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), chairman of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Subcommittee, chaired a hearing today on the Federal Communication Commission’s 5G spectrum auction program.

Sen. Kennedy heard testimonies from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, President of Citizens Against Government Waste Tom Schatz and President of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance David Williams.

“A day does not go by that we don’t hear about the race to 5G and the need to get there quickly, and we do need to get there quickly,” said Sen. Kennedy. “However, none of us should be willing to tolerate a situation where rural Louisianians, or rural Kansans, or rural West Virginians or any rural Americans are left behind.  Congress and the administration must work together to make sure that every American gets there, so that when the United States wins the 5G race-and we will-we will win it together.  The C-Band Spectrum is an integral part of the 5G debate and how we accomplish that end.” 

Click here or the photo below to listen to Sen. Kennedy’s opening statement: