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Topic: FCC process reform

New FCC Chairman Gets an Earful From House Panel

Tom Wheeler's honeymoon didn't last long

There has been no honeymoon for Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. On his 39th day at the regulatory agency, Wheeler got an earful from the…

Bipartisan FCC Process Reform Bill Gains Momentum

New version has strong Democratic backing

After three years of going nowhere in the Senate, a bill to reform how the Federal Communications Commission does business may finally get passed, now that it has Democratic backing.  The…

No-Brainer Bill to Consolidate FCC Reports Sent to the House Floor

Law would also eliminate outdated telegraph study

The House Commerce Committee Wednesday sent to the floor a no-brainer of a proposal that will allow the Federal Communications Commission to consolidate eight reports into one biennial communications marketplace…

Déjà Vu at House Hearing on FCC Process Reform

Little agreement between GOP and Dems

It was déjà vu today when a House subcommittee once again revisited a pair of bills aimed at reforming how the Federal Communications Commission does business. Democrats didn’t like the bills…

FCC Process Reform Bill Passes House

Bill likely DOA in Senate

Dems put up a vigorous attack of the GOP's bill to reform how the Federal Communications Commission conducts its rulemaking process and reviews mergers, but they couldn't get the votes…

House Committee Sends FCC Reform Bills to the Floor

Dems object but fail to stall commission's Process Reform Act

Over the objections of House Democrats, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to send to the floor a bill that would transform how the Federal Communications Commission conducts its…

Walden Pushes Forward on FCC Reform

Markup of bill tentatively set for Feb. 7

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and a former broadcaster, isn’t giving up on his mission to reform the Federal Communications Commission. In…

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