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H.R.3309 Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 28, 2012 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on March 27, 2012, with a roll call of 247 ayes, 174 nays, and 10 not voting.

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    • Society of Broadcast Engineers San Diego Chapter

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 29, 2012, by talikarni - bq. "...to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission." This was shot down in the Senate because it actually did the opposite of the original title, it granted the FCC more and wider powers, with the ability to carry out these orders behind closed doors (less transparency), typically supporting the highest briber.

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      As noted by talikarni, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 29, 2012, "bq. "...to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission." This was shot down in the Senate because it actually did the opposite of the original title, it granted the FCC more and wider powers, with the ability to carry out these orders behind closed doors (less transparency), typically supporting the highest briber."
    • On March 29, 2012, by talikarni - bq. "...to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission." This was shot down in the Senate because it actually did the opposite of the original title, it granted the FCC more and wider powers, with the ability to carry out these orders behind closed doors (less transparency), typically supporting the highest briber. It would have allowed even more expansive powers to allow or prevent unfavorable (to the government) mergers (aka less efficiency). The Democrats widely support more government intervention, and the Senate Republicans voted to a massive extreme to prevent this from happening.

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      As noted by talikarni, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 29, 2012, "bq. "...to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission." This was shot down in the Senate because it actually did the opposite of the original title, it granted the FCC more and wider powers, with the ability to carry out these orders behind closed doors (less transparency), typically supporting the highest briber. It would have allowed even more expansive powers to allow or prevent unfavorable (to the government) mergers (aka less efficiency). The Democrats widely support more government intervention, and the Senate Republicans voted to a massive extreme to prevent this from happening."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The Free State Foundation: House Passes Consolidated FCC ... - June 01, 2012 by Randolph J. May - HR 3310, like its companion FCC reform bill, HR 3309, which passed the House back in March, is a worthy measure. Too bad the Senate has been and still is in a do-nothing mode. Posted by Randolph J. May at 5:55 PM ...

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      As noted by Randolph J. May on June 01, 2012, "HR 3310, like its companion FCC reform bill, HR 3309, which passed the House back in March, is a worthy measure. Too bad the Senate has been and still is in a do-nothing mode. Posted by Randolph J. May at 5:55 PM ..." (/url?q=http://freestatefoundation.blogspot.com/2012/05/house-passes-consolidated-fcc-reporting.html&sa=U&ei=4TzPT6VQhuzYBfCqyLQM&ved=0CEwQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNFcWqgnZQEnkNXaFLWxakB3U3X6PA)
    • The Free State Foundation: House Passes Consolidated FCC ... - June 01, 2012 by Randolph J. May - HR 3310, like its companion FCC reform bill, HR 3309, which passed the House back in March, is a worthy measure. Too bad the Senate has been and still is in a do-nothing mode. Posted by Randolph J. May at 5:55 PM ...

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      As noted by Randolph J. May on June 01, 2012, "HR 3310, like its companion FCC reform bill, HR 3309, which passed the House back in March, is a worthy measure. Too bad the Senate has been and still is in a do-nothing mode. Posted by Randolph J. May at 5:55 PM ..." (/url?q=http://freestatefoundation.blogspot.com/2012/05/house-passes-consolidated-fcc-reporting.html&sa=U&ei=QujNT4-THoKs2gWCq8HNDA&ved=0CEMQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNED7a3RxXr9vsDfhH4ligcJRjx1dg)
    • The Free State Foundation: House Passes Consolidated FCC ... - June 01, 2012 by Randolph J. May - HR 3310, like its companion FCC reform bill, HR 3309, which passed the House back in March, is a worthy measure. Too bad the Senate has been and still is in a do-nothing mode. Posted by Randolph J. May at 5:55 PM ...

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      As noted by Randolph J. May on June 01, 2012, "HR 3310, like its companion FCC reform bill, HR 3309, which passed the House back in March, is a worthy measure. Too bad the Senate has been and still is in a do-nothing mode. Posted by Randolph J. May at 5:55 PM ..." (/url?q=http://freestatefoundation.blogspot.com/2012/05/house-passes-consolidated-fcc-reporting.html&sa=U&ei=SaHMT46aGsLu2gWjm5TZCw&ved=0CDkQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNGwkjTcmWkLA6JogTRfzajDKHM7Lw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Government is being allowed to tread on us - April 17, 2012 by Fosters Daily Democrat - Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter recently tried to stop this snooping. He proposed adding an amendment to H.R. 3309, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Process Reform Act of 2012. He said nothing in that bill should restrict the FCC's ...

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      As noted by Fosters Daily Democrat on April 17, 2012, "Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter recently tried to stop this snooping. He proposed adding an amendment to H.R. 3309, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Process Reform Act of 2012. He said nothing in that bill should restrict the FCC's ..." (http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120417/GJOPINION_0102/704179969/-1/fosopinion)
    • Treading on us - April 12, 2012 by DAILY KOS - Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter recently tried to stop this snooping. He proposed adding an amendment to H.R. 3309, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Process Reform Act of 2012. He said nothing in that bill should restrict the FCC’s ...

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      As noted by DAILY KOS on April 12, 2012, "Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter recently tried to stop this snooping. He proposed adding an amendment to H.R. 3309, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Process Reform Act of 2012. He said nothing in that bill should restrict the FCC’s ..." (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/12/1082873/-Treading-on-us)
    • Sponsors of House FCC Reform Bill Pull in Big Money From Telecom and Broadcasters - April 06, 2012 by Cleveland Plain Dealer - H.R. 3309, sponsored by Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and nine other co-sponsors, would establish additional requirements for the FCC before the agency could issue new regulations. These would include identifying a specific market failure or harm that warrants new

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      As noted by Cleveland Plain Dealer on April 06, 2012, "H.R. 3309, sponsored by Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and nine other co-sponsors, would establish additional requirements for the FCC before the agency could issue new regulations. These would include identifying a specific market failure or harm that warrants new " (http://www.cleveland.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/sponsors-of-house-fcc-reform-bill-pull/1333e94f050df7ccd7dab5ac559d1ce6)
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