And in our experience, when Mike speaks, it’s a good idea to listen

Our friend Michael Marcus has called our attention to a bill introduced in the House (that would be H.R. 3010) that could complicate the rulemaking process for all agencies, including the FCC.  Adding layers of procedural requirements onto agencies already carrying a heavy procedural load may make sense in some contexts.  But, as Dr. Marcus observes, forcing the FCC to jump through, over and around unnecessary hoops can have particularly untoward results.  The FCC, after all, is already straining to keep up with the technology that it’s supposed to be regulating.  Weighing it down with extra procedural handicaps could, and likely would, further hinder its ability to regulate effectively.  But don’t take our word for it – go to Mike’s blog and see what he has to say.