Topic: Rep. Greg Walden

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…

December 11, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

Is the FCC's Latest Study an Attempt to Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine? Required broadcasters to give equal time to competing views

A new study proposed by the Federal Communications Commission caught the wrath of 16 GOP members of the Commerce Committee, who see it as a sneaky way to bring back…

December 10, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

FCC Chair Delays Wireless Spectrum Auction to 2015 Wheeler faces big challenges and thorny issues with auction

Few are likely to fault new Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for deciding to delay the planned auction of wireless spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters until the middle…

December 6, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

House Lawmakers Launch Process to Update Aging Communications Laws Goal is to reform law in 2015

Two House Republicans announced an ambitious initiative to rewrite and update the decades-old communications laws that have been overwhelmed by new technologies and new media. In a Google Hangout Tuesday afternoon,…

December 3, 2013, 5:42 PM EST

No-Brainer Bill to Consolidate FCC Reports Sent to the House Floor Law would also eliminate outdated telegraph study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…

July 31, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

Wireless Spectrum Auction Depends Increasingly on Broadcasters House oversight addresses how FCC can make it successful

Perhaps the best chance Washington has to alleviate dropped calls, limited data services and other mobile nuisances caused by a lack of wireless spectrum is the Federal Communication Commission’s auction…

July 23, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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…

July 11, 2013, 12:36 PM EDT

Rep. Greg Walden Renews Push for FCC Changes Despite political obstacles, will he succeed this time?

Not much has changed politically since last Congress when Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), head of the House subcommittee on communications and technology, introduced a pair of bills to reform how…

July 10, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

Hearing on Satellite TV Act Turns Into State of Video Hearing Should the video marketplace be completely deregulated?

A hearing on a 25-year-old law law governing whether or not satellite TV services can carry out-of-market signals quickly broadened into a discussion on the state of video. “I’m open to…

June 12, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

Rockefeller Finally Weighs In on Wheeler FCC Nom Statement from Commerce Committee chair highly anticipated

Maybe because everyone in Washington already spent months chewing over Tom Wheeler's qualifications as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission—or maybe it was because Congress was on a…

May 3, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT