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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on FCC Delay of Vote on Set-Top Box Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to delay a vote on its set-top box proposal:

“”There still remain many unanswered questions about the proposed set-top box rule, particularly its potential impact on consumers, as well as the ecosystem of programming and content created by women and people of color. It is my hope that this delay will be used by the FCC to disclose the draft text of the newly proposed rule and listen to comments from all stakeholders. In addition, I am hopeful that the review and study of the proposed rule by the General Accounting Office that I have requested will allow all stakeholders involved – from members of Congress to content viewers across the United States – to get a comprehensive understanding of the breath and depth of the issues involved, as well as, the impact of the proposed changes on the entire ecosystem.”

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the Committee on Ethics and the Committee on Small Business in the House of Representatives, proudly represents Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, Park Slope, Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.