Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday for information and documents related to the Commission’s current workload, the work of its bureaus and offices, and the agency’s interactions with the public through its handling of consumer complaints and Freedom of Information Act requests.
The lawmakers told Pai in a letter the
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. Since Pai assumed the Chairmanship at the
FCC two years ago, the agency has been unresponsive to Committee
Democrats’ numerous and reasonable oversight requests, according to the
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