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Legislation to let 3 or more FCC commissioners hold non-public collaborative discussions has been reintroduced in the House by Anna Eshoo (D-CA), John Shimkus (R-IL) and Mike Doyle (D-PA). Sens Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dean Heller (R-NV) will introduce the bill in the Senate. The FCC's Sunshine Rule has been griped about by many commissioners over the years–particularly ex-commish Michael Copps. Republican commish Ajit Pai threw his support behind the legislation, calling it 1 of the many steps needed to put the agency on the “right procedural track.” “Whether it is Congress or state commissions, companies or consumers, we at the FCC hear a common refrain: our processes need reform,” he said.

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