Congress sets next FCC BBQ.

On July 12, it’ll be another “Throw the Commission on the Barbie,” with all five of the Commissioners expected to testify before the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee about a number of controversial topics. Committee Chairman Representative Greg Walden commented, “The FCC continues to push the limits of Congressional patience, grab jurisdiction from other agencies, and leave the marketplace bewildered and confused. Pledges of openness and transparency have failed to materialize. Meanwhile, it appears not just Republicans on the Commission are kept in the dark on major policy proposals. This is not make-believe—the consequences are real and the FCC must do better. The upcoming hearing will provide our members an important opportunity to once again conduct oversight of an organization and agency that needs reorganization.”