According to Fox News, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., head of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, said Tuesday that he'll bring forward a bill, and hold a hearing, aimed at completely stopping this and any similar studies in the future.
"The potential for violation of the First Amendment is exceptionally egregious," he said in a statement.
|Rep. Greg Walden|
On Friday, the FCC said that Chairman Tom Wheeler agreed that some of the study's proposed questions "overstepped the bounds of what is required." The agency announced that a proposed pilot study in South Carolina would be shelved, at least until a "new study design" is finalized.
The agency also made clear that this and any future studies would not involve interviews with "media owners, news directors or reporters."
But Walden said he wants to go further, and make sure the study comes off the books entirely.
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