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USTelecom Welcomes Senate Committee Approval of FCC Bills


Background: Today, the Senate Commerce Committee approved two bills that would improve the functioning of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): S. 2644, The FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016 and S. 421, Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015.

The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:

“We applaud the Commerce Committee’s approval of these important measures, and in particular thank Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson for reporting a bill that would reauthorize the FCC for the first time in more than a quarter of a century. USTelecom has long advocated reinstitution of the reauthorization process to give Congress and the FCC a regular means of clarifying Congress’ intent with regard to its delegation of authority. We also believe the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act will improve agency accountability and efficiency, and thank Senator Heller for his leadership on this initiative.”