House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders demand FCC halt work on controversial items in light of Biden victory

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders demanded the FCC follow the tradition of halting work on controversial and partisan items in light of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. 

“With the results of the 2020 presidential election now apparent, leadership of the FCC will undoubtedly be changing. As a traditional part of the peaceful transfer of power—and as part of our oversight responsibilities—we strongly urge the agency to only pursue consensus and administrative matters that are non-partisan for the remainder of your tenure,” wrote Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA). “There are undoubtedly a number of consensus matters on which the Commission must focus to appropriately carry out its mission on behalf of the public, and we urge you to take quick action on such items.”

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E&C leaders demand Trump FCC And FTC stop work on controversial items in light of election results (US House, Nov. 10, 2020)