Legislators Call for Changes at the FCC

Evaluating FCC policies to see if they disproportionately affected people of color.

Members of Congress reached out to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, calling on the commission to address what the legislators believe is unfair enforcement of FCC policies. The letter from Congress alleges that decisions made by the FCC have disproportionately affected people of color, and asks the FCC to perform an audit to correct equity issues. 

The joint letter written by 25 members of the House of Representatives to FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel stated, “Historic federal policies are a primary reason why structural inequities exist in our nation’s media and telecommunication systems today. FCC policies, license decisions, and inaction have had the result of effectively excluding people of color from media ownership opportunities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the members of the FCC as they assess equity in the enforcement of communication regulations.
  • For FCC Chair Rosenworcel to seek God’s wisdom as she leads the agency. 
  • For members of Congress to seek God’s direction in the way they legislate.

Sources: AP, PBS


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