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Palmer Statement on Testimony by FCC Chairman Wheeler


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Gary Palmer, a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, questioned FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today, and offers the following statement:

"The FCC's "Net Neutrality' rules have been handled with little to no transparency. FCC Chairman Wheeler told me today that he said that he cannot remember talking with White House senior counselor John Podesta, even though such a discussion occurred according to the FCC's calendar. He also claims he cannot recall the substance of other discussions that records indicate he had with the White House.

"Commissioner Ajit Pai has publicly stated that this issue was only brought up again because the Obama White House wanted it resurrected after the FCC suffered a defeat in court regarding an earlier attempt to craft similar rules. Commissioner Wheeler and the other commissioners who passed these damaging and unnecessary regulations need to honor their commitment and be transparent with the American people."

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