Sen. Maria Cantwell

Senate Dems Keep Heat on FCC in Clyburn Nomination Hearings

Senate Dems threatened to pass a resolution of disapproval over the Federal Communications Commission’s media ownership rules, currently under circulation at the agency. The threat came from Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) during today's Senate Commerce renomination hearing of commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

Senate Dems Blast FCC Draft to Relax Media Ownership Rules

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski is catching a lot of flak inside the Beltway for how he's handling a draft order of media ownership rules. Rather than holding a public meeting for a vote by all five commissioners, the draft, which proposes loosening the rules, is being handled behind closed doors in a process called "on circulation."