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Walden, Murphy Request Update on FCC Workload


Request Follows Release of Commission Report on Process and Unanimous House Approval of FCC Process Reform Act

WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) today wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler seeking an update on the agency’s workload and backlog of issues that are currently pending before the commission.

In the letter to Chairman Wheeler, Walden and Murphy write, “As part of its oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has paid particular attention to FCC process and the need for reform. That oversight, reflecting bipartisan concern, is embodied by H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act, which passed the House on March 11, 2014. Our oversight work also includes previous inquiries into the FCC’s backlog.”

The leaders continued, “In order to better understand the scope of the commission’s challenge, we respectfully request that the commission update the committee on current workload, the magnitude of the current backlog of issues pending before the commission and its bureaus, and efforts to manage current and backlogged work.”

The leaders request answers to a number of questions by June 18, 2014.

To read the letter, click HERE.


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