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Walden Announces Hearing with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on May 20


Wheeler to Appear Before Communications and Technology Subcommittee to Discuss a Number of Issues Including Incentive Auctions, Net Neutrality Rules, Broadcast Sharing Issues, FCC Process Reform, and #CommActUpdate

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), will have a hearing to conduct oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will be the sole witness.

“I am pleased that Chairman Wheeler will join us in May,” said Walden. “This will be our first opportunity to directly discuss issues important to our technology economy, including recent proposals regarding the incentive auctions, the latest iteration of the administration’s ill advised net neutrality policies, and the broadcast joint sharing agreements and media ownership proceedings at the commission. Process reform also remains a top priority for the committee, and we look forward to discussing this with the chairman.”

Walden continued, “We also welcome the opportunity to find areas of common ground as we work toward updating the Communications Act. We look forward to what will surely be a thorough and spirited discussion with Chairman Wheeler.”

Additional hearing details, the Majority Memorandum, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.


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