H.R. 4167, introduced in early December by Representative Stupak (D-MI.) would allow three or more FCC commissioners to meet behind closed doors provided a member from both political parties is also present. The meeting would need to be reported on the FCC’s website within five days afterwards. Commissioner Copps released a statement strongly supporting the bill, noting that the existing ban on more than two Commissioners meeting outside a public forum was “stifling collaborative discussions among colleagues, delaying timely decision-making, discouraging collegiality and short-changing consumers and the public interest.”