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House Dems Accuse Ajit Pai of Evading Congressional Oversight

House Dems Accuse Ajit Pai of Evading Congressional Oversight

House Dems Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Doris Matsui (D-CA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and several other lawmakers penned a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, criticizing his “evasive responses” and “outright refusal to respond” to their concerns about net neutrality and other issues. Led byCongressmen Mike Doyle (D-CO) and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), the 13 members of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology say that Pai has failed to respond to oversight letters or fully answer questions during congressional testimony. “While we appreciate your continued willingness to testify before our Committee, we are concerned that you have been unable to give complete responses to verbal questions, questions for the record or oversight letters from our members,” the letter reads. “We take our oversight responsibilities very seriously, and we expect witnesses before the Committee and recipients of our letters to treat their responses the same way.” The members also attached 26 letters they’ve sent, to which they say the agency hasn't fully acknowledged. FCC spokesman Brian Hart, however, says that the agency has responded to 21 of those letters. More here.

Lucille Roybal-Allard Intros HELP for Children Separated from Parents by Immigration Officials 

Lucille Roybal-Allard Intros HELP for Children Separated from Parents by Immigration Officials 

VP Leaves Charter Communications

VP Leaves Charter Communications