Commerce Okays FCC Reform, Reauthorization


SenateThe Senate Commerce Committee passed two bills related to the FCC.

One measure would reauthorize the agency for the first time in 25 years. Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) said it’s been a priority of his to formally reauthorize the commission; he called the bill a “long-overdue, noncontroversial measure.”

An FCC process reform measure was also sent to the full Senate; it requires the agency to publish any changes made to an item after adoption.