House Democrats tell Ajit Pai: Stop screwing over the public

  • Pai's FCC is too secretive and too beholden to corporations, Democrats say.

    Democratic lawmakers have put Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on notice that he can expect a lot more scrutiny now that Democrats control the US House of Representatives.

    The House Commerce Committee is "reassuming its traditional role of oversight to ensure the agency is acting in the best interest of the public and consistent with its legislative authority," Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) said in an announcement yesterday.

    Pallone, Jr. and Doyle wrote a letter to Pai, saying that he has made the FCC too secretive and has repeatedly advanced the interests of corporations over consumers.

    here is the letter:

    "Not only have you have failed on numerous occasions to provide Democratic members of this committee with responses to their inquiries, you have also repeatedly denied or delayed responding to legitimate information requests from the public about agency operations. These actions have denied the public of a full and fair understanding of how the FCC under your leadership has arrived at public policy decisions that impact Americans every day in communities across the country.

    Under your leadership, the FCC has failed repeatedly to act in the public interest and placed the interest of corporations over consumers. The FCC should be working to advance the goals of public safety, consumer protection, affordable access, and connectivity across the United States. To that end, it is incumbent upon the Committee’s leadership and its members to oversee the activities of the FCC."

  • good, that guy sucks.

  • That's great. Let's hope that they are able to acquire some oversight and get some control. I hope that someone can prosecute that guy.

  • Pai was unable to respond to the letter because he was too busy gargling the president's marbles.

  • Honestly this guy isn't photogenic. Why do they keep taking pictures of his face-for-radio.


    Also I hope they bring him up on corruption charges.

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