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FCC Reauthorization: Improving Commission Transparency

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
2123 Rayburn
FCC Reauthorization: Improving Commission Transparency

Background Documents and Information:

Hearing Notice

Background Memo

For a press release announcing the hearing, click here.

Discussion Drafts

A bill offered by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Vice Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) would require the FCC to publish a list of items that are placed on delegated authority – that is, decided at the bureau level in lieu of a commission vote.

A bill offered by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) would require the FCC to publish the draft of a rulemaking, order, report or any other action when it is circulated to the commissioners for a vote. The bill does not prevent the FCC from making changes to the item after it has been circulated, but it allows the public to see what the chairman is proposing to the rest of the commission.

A bill offered by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) would require the FCC to publish new rules on the same day that they are adopted.

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    The Honorable Tom Wheeler

    The Honorable Mike O'Rielly