House E&C Approves FCC Authorization Bill


In a Wednesday afternoon vote inside the Rayburn House Office Building on the south side of Capitol Hill, the FCC‘s future as a more efficient and transparent agency became clearer.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee moved forward on a vote of H.R. 4986, the “FCC Reauthorization Act of 2018,” following a morning mark-up on the legislation introduced Feb. 8 by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

It includes a provision for a boost in post-Spectrum Auction repack funds. And, it freezes the Commission’s fiscal budget.

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