Serial No. 112-160: Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 10, 2012   [open pdf - 8MB]

This is the July 10, 2012 hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission" held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Greg Walden: "And while I know Chairman Genachowski sometimes has less than laudatory comments regarding our work to free up spectrum through incentive auctions and fulfill the call of the 9/11 Commission by finally approving legislation to pay for and build out that interoperable public safety network, know that we are keenly interested in making sure that the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] and the NTIA [National Telecommunications and Information Administration] fulfill the intent of the legislation. Further, if either agency has questions about the intent of the law or identifies problems with it, the subcommittee expects to hear the specific concerns immediately. We also continue to examine how Federal agencies might use spectrum more efficiently so that we can put more in the hands of commercial providers while simultaneously helping the government do its work better. I anticipate that Representatives Guthrie and Matsui, who Ranking Member Eshoo and I have appointed to lead a working group on this issue, may have questions for you in regards to government spectrum. You need to know that I-and a majority of this subcommittee, and indeed a majority of the House, remain deeply committed to the cause of improving transparency and accountability at the Federal Communications Commission. Too often the public has had to turn to the courts to prove procedural wrongs at the Commission, wasting taxpayer resources and leaving the impression with some that the Commission considers itself above due process." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Julius Genachowski, Robert M. McDowell, Mignon L. Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Ajit Pai.

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