By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 2-5-18
The House Energy & Commerce Committee‘s Communications Subcommittee will get a chance to grill the FCC commissioners this month.
The Committee has scheduled a Feb. 16 budget hearing in the subcommittee where it says all five of the commissioners will testify.
While the hearing will be on the FCC budget in the Administration’s federal budget request, there a number of hot-button issues that could come up, including net neutrality, media ownership, the post-auction TV station repack, broadband infrastructure, broadband subsidies, and more.
“I am pleased that so many members of the Trump Administration have worked closely with the Energy and Commerce Committee to schedule these important hearings,” said House Energy & Commerce Committee chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.). “It is essential that Congress exercise our oversight responsibilities and we are eager to hear from the Administration on the President’s budget request and other key issues facing our nation.” » Read More