Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor

Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce

Kate O’Connor is the Chief Counsel for the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. O’Connor previously served as the Chief of Staff for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she worked on legislative and communications policy focused on spectrum and broadband issues. She also worked in NTIA’s Office of Congressional Affairs and engaged with Congress, state government officials, and other federal agencies to advance the Administration’s legislative initiatives on broadband and 5G.

Prior to joining NTIA, O’Connor worked in the United States Senate. She began her Senate career working in the office of Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and then served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), where she handled issues before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, including telecommunications policy.

Ms. O’Connor attended the University of Chicago, and is originally from Chicago, IL.


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