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Statement From FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Political File Letters

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Released: May 12, 2014

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

May 12, 2014
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
Email: Neil.Grace@fcc.gov

STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER

ON POLITICAL FILE LETTERS

Washington, D.C. – Today the Media Bureau sent letters to eleven stations, seeking responses to the
political file complaints filed last week by the Campaign Legal Center and the Sunlight Foundation. FCC
Chairman Tom Wheeler issued the following statement:
“We take political file complaints seriously and anticipate resolving these quickly. Accuracy is just as
important as accessibility in providing this kind of information to the American public. I hope this serves
as a reminder to all stations of their obligation to maintain political files in accordance with statutory
provisions and our Rules.”
-- FCC --

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