House Communications Subcommittee Sets Another FCC Oversight Hearing For July 12th
June 24, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold another FCC oversight hearing on JULY 12th. All five FCC Commissioners are expected to testify, with the agenda including the controversies over the proposed TV set-top box rules and Lifeline program, privacy rules for ISPs, and transparency issues with the FCC's process.
Chairman GREG WALDEN said, “The FCC continues to push the limits of congressional patience, grab jurisdiction from other agencies, and leave the marketplace bewildered and confused. Pledges of openness and transparency have failed to materialize. Meanwhile, it appears not just Republicans on the commission are kept in the dark on major policy proposals. This is not make believe – the consequences are real and the FCC must do better. The upcoming hearing will provide our members an important opportunity to once again conduct oversight of an agency that needs reorganization."