House Report Strafes FCC Leadership

Law360, New York (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Bad blood between lawmakers and the brass of the Federal Communications Commission rankled Tuesday as a report by the House Energy and Commerce Committee castigated the agency’s lack of transparency and lacerated FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin for mismanagement, but alleged no legal violations.

In a parting blow to the outgoing FCC staff, Reps. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the subcommittee on oversight and investigations, released the report detailing the findings of a...
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