Rep. Walden To Try Again With FCC Process Reform Act
December 6, 2012 at 5:02 AM (PT)
Rep. GREG WALDEN (R-OR), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, told a forum in WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY (12/5) that he will reintroduce the FCC Process Reform Act, reports THE HILL.
WALDEN, speaking to a VILLANOVA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS event, said that he would push for passage of the bill aimed at creating more transparency and accountability at the FCC, which passed the House but was not taken up by the Senate this year. THE HILL reports that WALDEN said he heard that the mere introduction of the bill "forced the FCC to be a little more wary of overreaching."
WALDEN's remarks also ripped the OBAMA administration for "hypocrisy" for supporting Internet net-neutrality regulation at home while opposing expansion of a global telecommunications treaty to allow for international Internet regulation. He also criticized the administration for proposing an executive order requiring minimum cybersecurity standards for operators of "critical infrastructure" that would restrict AMERICA's ability to criticize other nations' regulation of the Internet for similar reasons.