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House Communications Subcommittee Vetting New FCC Reform Bills

Schedules Hearing on New Round of Discussion Drafts 7/08/2013 6:31 AM Eastern

The House Communications Subcommittee has scheduled an FCC reform hearing for July 11.

 

According to the committee, the hearing will be a chance to review discussion drafts of legislation similar to bills approved by the Republican-controlled House last session--they went nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

 

The goal, according to the committee's Republican leadership, is to "streamline obligations of the FCC and improve decision-making while reducing regulatory burdens facing job creators."

 

In the last Congress, that translated into legislation that passed out of the committee that put shot clocks on FCC decisions, requires disclosure of items before votes, and limits on merger conditions.

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