FCC sets August target for striking Fairness Doctrine

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“The committee appreciates Chairman Genachowski’s agreement that burdensome regulations—even those not subject to President Obama’s Executive Order—should be subject to a rigorous cost-benefit analysis before adoption,” said Upton and Walden.

“The committee urges the FCC to coordinate its plans to review and repeal job-crushing regulations with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).”

Upton and Walden wrote to OIRA administrator Cass Sunstein last week asking for details on how his office was coordinating with independent agencies like the FCC to ensure their reviews were as thorough and effective at eliminating bad rules from the books as the mandatory review ordered by President Obama at most executive branch agencies.