7:30 PM EDT
Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-TX 18th

Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

I thank the distinguished gentleman from Maryland for his comments.

I want to inquire of the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Markey) and thank him for his leadership. We know the leadership you have given. We understand the dilemma I have here because I support programmatic funding that PEG provides as well. However, I think it is important that we have at least a language statement, if you will, about the importance of small, minority, women-owned businesses to be engaged in this superhighway and this new DSL and broadband.

Mr. Chairman, I yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Markey).