Rep. Waxman sees FCC becoming 'less efficient and more bureaucratic'

For those who have had to deal with the intricacies of the federal government via the FCC--and even for those who have just watched from the outside--it's hard to believe that things could become "less efficient and more bureaucratic."

That, however, is the scenario Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman sees if a reform plan proposed by his Republican colleagues goes through. Waxman blamed the proposed changes are "an attempt to address outcomes with which we don't agree" and a reaction to Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) NBCUniversal acquisition.

That's not the case at all, said Republican Congressman Greg Walden, who also happens to be the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "It's not asking too much to have the FCC actually codify a set of best practices and operate by them," Walden said, including "estanblish shot clocks so that parties know how quickloy they can expect action in certain proceedings."

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