Upton, Walden Statement on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

March 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC -- Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his intention to leave the Commission:

"We want to thank Chairman Genachowski for his service as Chairman of the FCC. While we did not see eye-to-eye on every policy, we did find common ground on issues including making more spectrum available for wireless broadband and protecting the Internet from international regulation. And even though more changes are needed that only legislation can secure, he did much to improve FCC process. Our meetings were always amiable and constructive, and we wish him and his family all the best."

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