Walden Applauds FCC Efforts to Root Out Waste, Fraud, and Abuse from Universal Service Fund

July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) praised today’s announcement by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the creation of a “Strike Force” to combat waste and fraud within the Universal Service Fund:

“Identifying and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse to protect taxpayer dollars has been a top priority for House Republicans, and we welcome Chairman Wheeler’s additional focus within the Universal Service Fund," said Walden. "As the USF has continued to grow, it has become an increasing cost on consumers’ monthly phone bill. The FCC has a responsibility to ensure any dollars being spent are being spent wisely and efficiently. We look forward to working with Chairman Wheeler and the entire commission in this collective effort in good government."