Senator Rockefeller has detected code words from Republican FCC nominee Michael O’Rielly.
When O’Rielly reiterated that he advocated a “flexible” and a “light hand” on regulation, Rockefeller interrupted, “To me those are code words.”
In order to assist the Senate Commerce Committee with their investigation, I have uncovered other governments officials who use these code words…
- Acting FCC Chair Mignon Clyburn: “We have taken a light regulatory approach, but have touched when necessary.“
- FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: ” I believe a light-touch approach is an essential part of ensuring that nascent communications services have the chance to develop and thrive.”
- President Obama: “We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.”
- Chairman Rockefeller (and Waxman): “To accomplish these objectives, the Commission should consider all viable options. This includes a change in classification, provided that doing so entails a light regulatory touch…”
- Chairman Rockefeller: “the FCC’s light-touch approach to network neutrality prevailed, and that is a good thing.”
- Chairman Rockefeller: “This takes a light-touch approach and keeps the playing field free…”
- White House OSTP & NEC: “The Obama Administration has made a number of contributions to the rapid growth of highspeed broadband, including … a light-touch, multi-stakeholder approach to regulation that has fostered both innovation in applications and deployment of infrastructure.”
- Jason Furman, Chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors: “We also must recognize that investments in infrastructure depend critically on a stable, predictable and light touch regulatory regime. … a multi-stakeholder approach that depends on a light touch…”
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