Congress charges the FCC with developing designated entity rules for spectrum auctions that help small businesses and encourage competition. These competitive bidding rules were last comprehensively updated in 2006 and have not kept pace with the wireless marketplace. As such, the group of lawmakers called on the FCC to adopt final rules that encourage meaningful participation by actual small
“The report from the OIG raises concerns about NHTSA’s capacity to identify safety defects and hold auto manufacturers accountable for reporting problems. We rely on NHTSA to protect drivers from dangerous defects, and we need to be confident in its ability to carry out that role.
“We know that climate change is a global phenomenon that requires a global response, but this peer-reviewed EPA report reminds us that climate change will also have real costs across the United States. This report reiterates that climate change cannot be viewed solely as an environmental issue, but must also be seen as an economic concern that has the potential to be financially devastating.
The letter was sent by House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.
“This latest report confirms that the cost of repealing the ACA would be devastating, especially to the 24 million Americans who would find themselves uninsured. The ACA is providing millions of families across the country with quality, affordable health insurance and the security that comes from being covered. Repealing the law would not only deprive millions of vital health protections, but
“Yesterday, Pope Francis made clear that we have a collective duty to fight climate change and protect our planet. Today, the Obama Administration has taken an important step forward in that battle. The proposed standards will allow us to have more efficient vehicles, significantly reducing greenhouse gases that cause global warming. They will also spur innovation, strengthen our role as wor
“Climate change is a moral issue, and one that we cannot wait to address. Pope Francis’ unequivocal call to action is inspiring and should be taken to heart. We have a common responsibility to act to protect and more properly care for our unique and living planet.”
“House Appropriations Committee Republicans kept up their business-as-usual attack today on the Federal Communications Commission, but these efforts hold the potential for extraordinarily bad outcomes for American consumers. The appropriations bill approved by the Committee undermines the FCC’s consumer protection mission by slashing the Commission’s budget and attaching a litany of partisan p
“Pollutants in our air have real costs, like an increase in asthma attacks, more hospital visits, and premature deaths,” said Ranking Member Frank Pallone. “EPA’s ozone standard is long overdue. We need to let EPA do its job in order to reach the ultimate goal of the Clean Air Act—clean air for all Americans.”
“I am pleased that the court has rejected attempts to delay the strong net neutrality rules put in place by the FCC. The importance of these protections cannot be overstated, and I am glad that consumers across the country will benefit from them as soon as possible.”