Reforming FCC to Unleash Innovation

Reforming FCC to Unleash Innovation

[The following essay by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is excerpted from the Tuesday, March 27, edition of Politico.]

Before the FCC interferes in that marketplace with regulation, it should find compelling evidence that something is broken and that its remedy will likely improve the situation.

President Barack Obama appears to agree — at least on paper. He issued an executive order last year requiring all executive agencies to conduct a cost-benefit analysis before adopting major regulations. He asked agencies to start outreach earlier and to be more responsive to the public. The president’s Jobs Council also called on Congress to reform the processes of independent agencies.
In this vein, I introduced the FCC Process Reform Act, which the House plans to put to a vote on Tuesday.

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Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.