7:29 PM EDT
Albert Wynn, D-MD 4th

Mr. WYNN. Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding.

I wanted to compliment her on her amendment because it focuses on a very important area and that is the diversity of technology providers, focusing on women-owned business, minority businesses and small businesses that want to compete as providers of technology, and the thrust of this bill is providing more competition. She recognizes it is providing an opportunity to help these small businesses compete.

There has been a lot of talk about build-out in neglected communities. One aspect of the bill that has not been considered is the fact that there are a lot of competitors who may go into other communities, underserved communities, who may be enthusiastic about the opportunities she is trying to provide.

So I wanted to indicate that she is on the right track with her amendment.