Sen. Maria Cantwell Pushes Fresh Look At Regulating Online Video

As FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel suggested at a House oversight hearing Wednesday (June 21) that cable video-related regulation provided for in the 1984 and 1992 Cable Acts did not apply to online video providers, at a separate Senate Commerce Committee FCC nomination hearing today (June 22), chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) pressed the issue.

House Schedules FCC Oversight Hearing

Republican leaders of the House Energy & Commerce Committee have scheduled an FCC oversight hearing for next week (June 21) and said Chair Jessica Rosenworcel and the other three commissioners are expected to testify. The panel has primary oversight of the commission, with the House Judiciary Committee weighing in on merger and antitrust issues.

House Schedules FCC Oversight Hearing

The House Energy & Commerce Committee will hold an FCC oversight hearing March 31.
It is possible, though unlikely, that the FCC could be at full strength by that time if the Senate votes to discharge and then vote on the nomination of Gigi Sohn for the fifth FCC seat, though a hold threat continues from Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).

FCC House Oversight Hearing Scheduled

The Democrat-controlled House Communications Subcommittee has scheduled an FCC oversight hearing for Sept. 17 and if its title, “Trump FCC: Four Years of Lost Opportunities,” is any indication, the FCC commissioners should prepare for some tough questions.

FCC Takes Some Lumps At Oversight Hearing

The FCC and its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, took hits from both sides of the aisle in an oversight hearing in the House Communications Subcommittee Thursday (Dec. 5).

House Slots FCC Oversight Hearing

The House Energy & Commerce Committee Communications Subcommittee has scheduled an FCC oversight hearing for May 15 at 10 a.m. The subcommittee leadership says all five commissioners —the chairman is also a commissioner — have agreed to testify.

Dems To Grill Pai Over Trump’s NBC Tweets

Democrats will get the chance to grill the chairman of the FCC over President Trump’s tweets attacking media outlets during a hearing Wednesday. The House Commerce subcommittee on technology will hold its first FCC oversight hearing since the agency added two commissioners over the summer. And a new controversy involving the president will take center stage.

Senate Commerce Sets FCC Hearing

Now that the FCC is operating at full strength with five commissioners, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller announced his committee will hold an FCC oversight hearing on May 16.