FCC Reform

Congress is investigating Federal Communications Commission regulatory procedures to determine if they are being conducted in a fair, open, efficient, and transparent manner. Follow the debate here.

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Hudson Institute

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Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of five commissioners with many important responsibilities including network neutrality, media ownership, spectrum policy, universal service, and broadband deployment. These and other issues have often divided the commissioners on public, sometimes partisan, disputes about the direction of the Commission. What role does politics play in the FCC? How has the influence of Congress and the White House affected the Commission? Have the respective roles of the Chairman and Commissioners varied over the years?



Now that the RAY BAUM’S Act is Law, What's In It?

On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1625, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. H.R.

Key Communications Provisions Make it on Omnibus Bill

Legislation to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission, boost mobile broadband, and provide additional funds, as needed, for broadcasters' moves to new spectrum in the post-incentive auction repack has been included in the must-pass omni

Something Strange Is Going on With This FCC Reauthorization Bill, and It Isn’t Good

Recently, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 4986 -- a bill that, among other things, reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission and approves the agency’s funding for fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

FCC Reauthorization Bill (RAY BAUM Act) Passes House

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Congressional Leaders Announce FCC Reauthorization and Spectrum Agreement

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

FCC Proposes to Adopt Separations Joint Board's Recommendations

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Television Broadcasters are Big Winners in FCC Reauthorization Approved by House Commerce Committee

The House Commerce Committee approved a bill that reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission -- and includes a number of other bills, including an incentive auction fund increase.

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House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:30
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Federal Communications Commission

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Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Chairman Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting ...