NAB Applauds Next Tuesday's Markup Of Two FCC Reform Bills In House Energy And Commerce Committee
February 2, 2012 at 1:52 PM (PT)
Next TUESDAY's scheduled markup by the House Energy and Commerce Committee of two FCC reform bills sponsored by Telecommunications Subcommittee Chairman Rep. GREG WALDEN (R-OR) drew plaudits from the NAB TODAY.
On the pending markup of H.R. 3309, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2011, and H.R. 3310, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2011, NAB President and CEO GORDON SMITH said that his organization "supports legislative efforts by Chairmen (FRED) UPTON (R-MI, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee) and WALDEN designed to modernize and reform FCC decision-making. Given the breakneck speed under which broadcasters and other media companies are reshaping the telecommunications landscape, it is entirely appropriate for Congress to update the rulemaking process and find ways to make it work faster and better. NAB respects the leadership of Chairman GENACHOWSKI, and we stand ready to help him and FCC staff implement changes resulting from legislation that brings greater clarity and transparency for licensees dealing with the FCC."