• Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Chair of the House Commerce Committee, and Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chair of the Communications Subcommittee, released a joint statement regarding the FCC Special Access order: “The FCC has once again handed down a decision without providing sufficient evidence that action is needed. … The FCC has a responsibility as an expert agency to justify its actions with data before intervening in the status quo.” To read the full statement, click here.
  • Congress is out on recess. The US Senate returns on the afternoon of September 10, 2012, and the US House of Representatives convenes that evening.