House Commerce Committee Passes FCC Reform Bill
Aiming at greater transparency
December 12, 2013
— The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved FCC process reform legislation.
Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Oregon Republican
Rep. Greg Walden and Subcommittee Ranking Member California Democrat
Rep. Anna Eshoo earlier this week submitted an amendment to H.R. 3675,
the FCC Process Reform Act that they say presents the commission with a
framework to bring additional transparency and predictability to the
In response to the committee passage, Dennis
Wharton, National Association of Broadcasters Executive Vice President of Communications, called the measure “an important step in helping broadcasters
carry out their mission to serve the public interest by making the FCC
NAB looks forward to working with the committee “and all stakeholders
on ensuring the FCC can perform its duties in an expeditious and
data-driven manner,” he said.