Latta Introduces FCC Cost-Benefit Bill


Rep. Robert Latta (R-Ohio) has introduced a bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of proposed rules.

It mirrors one of the proposals in a draft bill circulated this week by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chair of the House Communications Subcommittee of which Latta is also a member.

"Over-regulations are stifling small businesses' ability to innovate and create jobs in the United States," Latta said of the Analysis of Benefits and Costs bill. "With the telecommunications industry driving a significant proportion of the economic growth in our country, we should make sure the FCC does not produce regulations that will hamper this sector of the economy."