Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Votes for Government Transparency

November 17, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) acted last night to bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by voting to pass H.R. 2583, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act. Amongst other things, this critical bill requires the FCC to establish minimum public comment periods and to make certain documents available to the public. The House passed H.R. 2583 by a voice vote.

“Too often unelected and unaccountable executive bureaucrats make decisions that negatively affect folks across America,” Rep. Olson said. “Today’s vote to pass the FCC Process Reform Act will change how the FCC does business by giving the people more of a voice during the decision-making process. It also establishes a timeline for certain FCC actions, creating more efficiency in the FCC. I’m proud to vote to give Texans a voice in how certain rules are made and to stop overreaching government regulations. I urge my Senate colleagues to act quickly as well to hold the FCC accountable.”

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