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FCC Drops Every Major Item from the Agenda

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has taken all rulemakings off agenda a day after the Republican Party lawmakers' request. Jon Brodkin reporting in Ars Technica: "The Federal Communications Commission has deleted every major item from the agenda of its monthly meeting, apparently submitting to a request from Republicans to halt major rulemakings until Donald Trump is inaugurated as president. ... Wheeler's office hadn't said whether it will comply with the request, but today it announced the deletion of all items that were originally scheduled to be presented and voted on at tomorrow's meeting."

Update, 4:56 PM: "Dem senator slams GOP's request to FCC chair," Ali Breland reporting in The Hill: "Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) on Wednesday blasted GOP calls for Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler to avoid action on "controversial items" until the new administration. 'Blind and visually impaired individuals will suffer because Republicans and their allies on the Commission will not allow a vote to expand the amount of video-described programming available,' Markey said in a statement Wednesday."

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