Senate Hearing on the Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

Updated: Oct 7, 2020


March 18, 2015 Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation held it’s first public opportunity to directly question the Commission about its Open Internet Order. All the statements can be found below. U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.

Majority Statement

CHAIRMAN JOHN THUNE

Chairman John Thune’s statement included a tongue lashing to Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Rosenworcel and Commissioner Clyburn. “The FCC’s recent action accomplished the exact opposite. Rather than exercising regulatory humility, the three majority commissioners chose to take the most radical, polarizing, and partisan path possible. Instead of working with me and my colleagues in the House and Senate on a bipartisan basis, to find a consensus, the three of you chose an option that I believe will only increase political, regulatory, and legal uncertainty, which will ultimately hurt average Internet users. Simply put, your actions jeopardize the open Internet that we are all seeking to protect.”