Congressman Gene Green is encouraged by progress made by Congress toward authorizing a spectrum auction. For the last several months, he has worked with his colleagues, Democrat and Republican, to find a middle ground that protects free over the air television and provides public safety professionals the tools they need to do their jobs safely.
"As Congress continues its work on spectrum legislation, it is the role and obligation of Congress to specify the authority of regulatory agencies such as the FCC. It is important that the Commission is reminded that they are not permitted to operate outside the constraints of Congressional authority. I am confident that Congress will complete its work on spectrum and allow a spectrum auction that creates a nationwide interoperable public safety network, increases efficiencies in our spectrum use, and protects free over the air television."