FCC Chairman Kevin Martin defended his management practices and the commission’s rule-making procedures, as the agency finds itself under investigation by the House Energy and Commerce committee. Earlier this week, the committee announced it would launch a formal probe to ascertain whether the commission’s practices have been fair, open and transparent.
“The practices at the commission I run are very similar to how the commission has been managed under previous Republican and Democratic commissioners and chairmen,” Martin reportedly told a group of reporters yesterday. Martin also has openly agreed that the committee’s work should be open and transparent, but he has defended some of his more criticized practices such as pushing for more quicker voting timelines.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) as well as Joe Barton (R-Texas) are heading the investigation. The committee has requested that Martin and the commission save all electronic records related to FCC work.
Martin has said he’s willing to follow the request.
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