House Panel Looks to Reform FCC

Josh Smith | NextGov | March 5, 2012

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday started marking up legislation designed to increase transparency and efficiency at the Federal Communications Commission.

"Given the FCC's role as the federal regulator of the communications and technology sector--one of the largest economic drivers even in this sluggish national economy--it is imperative that the FCC operate in a transparent and accountable manner that encourages job creation, investment, and innovation," Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., said during the opening-statement portion of the markup...