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Published on May 06, 2024
House Subcommittee Delays Key Hearing on FCC Budget and Telecom Policy, Future Date UndisclosedSource: The House Energy and Commerce

In a move that will delay congressional oversight, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has announced the postponement of its hearing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Being a highly anticipated event to discuss the Commission's budget, it was also seen as an opportunity to hold the Biden administration to account. This session, originally slated for May 7, was to bring focus to the FCC’s financial planning and operations, as per the House Energy and Commerce.

The specifics regarding the delay were not immediately provided by the Subcommittee. The announcement, simply states, "Postponed to a later date," leaving industry observers and policymakers to speculate on the reasons behind the rescheduling, according to the House Energy and Commerce. A subcommittee hearing was intended to be not just a routine budget discussion, but also a forum to assertively question the administration's telecommunications policy and its implications for Americans.

Details about the new date for the hearing remain undisclosed. The Subcommittee has yet to provide a follow-up schedule for the hearing with the FCC, a vital discussion that indeed impacts legislative oversight of the communications sector.

For more information on the postponement and any future updates, individuals are directed to the Subcommittee's official announcement on their webpage at https://energycommerce.house.gov.