Communications Subcommittee Tees Up Regulatory Review Panelists

O'Reilly, May Tapped for Input

The Republican staff of the House Energy & Commerce Committee will host a "listening session" March 24 as part of its Reducing Regulatory Burdens Task Force and  has decided who it will be listening to when it comes to reducing the regulatory burdens at the FCC.

Michael O'Rielly, Republican FCC commissioner, and Randolph May, Free State Foundation president and former top FCC official, have been tapped to make up the panel talking about regulatory issues under the purview of the Communications & Technology Subcommittee, according to a an e-mail obtained by Multichannel News,.

Both O'Rielly and May are proponents of streamlining regulatory processes and increased transparency about FCC decisionmaking.

The listening sessions are open to staff and stakeholders, but not the press.