By: Amir Nasr
The senators tasked with drafting the Federal Communications Commission’s annual funding are miffed by what they see as the FCC ignoring policy directives about certain broadcasting agreements. Lawmakers’ disapproval about the commission’s vote provided for some testy moments in the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Tuesday. Chairman John Boozman (R-Ark.) wondered out loud how Congress can justify giving money to an agency that doesn’t follow congressional policy.
“Why should we provide you more resources if you’re not going to follow the laws that we write and expect to be followed,” he asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler during a hearing.
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