GAO: FCC Staffers Tipped Off Lobbyists

  • October 4, 2007
The Government Accountability Office said Federal Communications Commission staffers have violated commission rules. Broadcasting & Cable reports that some personnel tipped off lobbyists about when certain items were coming up for vote. The heads-up gives them a big advantage. The study found that "nine of 12" stakeholders who "regularly participated in FCC rulemakings" knew when proposed rules were scheduled for an upcoming vote "well before the agenda was released." The FCC took no position on the report.

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