Walden to tech CEOs: Come testify

Rep. Greg Walden
Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee U.S. Rep. Greg Walden speaks during the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

In a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden sent a message to Silicon Valley CEOs: If you don't want Congress to regulate you, you'd better come talk to us.

Why it matters: Tech CEOs aren't off the hook from Congress. "Come and testify before our committee, explain your business model, and enlighten consumers about how your industry affects their daily lives," Walden wrote. "Trust me, it’s much easier to testify at a congressional hearing before your company gets caught up in a scandal."