House Committee Advances FCC Transparency Bill

FCC Process Reform Bill Passes House

Democrats put up a vigorous attack of the GOP’s bill to reform how the FCC conducts its rulemaking process and reviews mergers, but they couldn’t get the votes to defeat the bill, which passed the House 247-174, with 12 Democrats joining the GOP. However, the bill is probably dead on arrival in the Senate and even if the bill somehow manages to survive all the hurdles in the Senate, President Obama is likely to veto it.