FCC Says It Cooperated With Probe

Martin, a spokesman says, followed the same procedures as his predecessors
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In response to a congressional probe that found the agency's processes to be dysfunctional, the Federal Communications Commission said it cooperated with the investigation and it appears the committee did not find any laws were broken after the year-long investigation.

According to FCC spokesman Robert Kenney, "Chairman Martin has followed the same procedures that have been followed for the past 20 years by FCC chairmen, both Democratic and Republican alike."

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, said his group along with the Commerce Committee, found that the commission under Martin committed procedural violations and the investigatory group wants the injustice corrected.

In contrast, the commission says it went to "extraordinary lengths" to cooperate with the investigation.


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