Pai Statement on Committee Passage of Process Reform Act
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:December 11, 2013
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI
ON COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE FCC PROCESS REFORM ACTI applaud the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives
for passing by voice vote H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform
Act of 2013, and I commend the leaders of the Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications
and Technology—Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Eshoo—for their bipartisan efforts to
advance this important legislation.
All too often, proceedings at the FCC drag on for many years, leaving consumers and
businesses alike waiting for the Commission to make a decision. This legislation adopts
common-sense reforms that would help us become more responsive. Among other things, it
makes it easier for Commissioners to collaborate, requires the Commission to set deadlines for
resolving certain routine issues, and asks the Commission to report back to Congress and the
public on our progress in meeting those deadlines. This is straightforward, good-government
legislation, and I hope that the U.S. House and Senate will act quickly to send this bill to the
President for his signature.
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