In the wake of the controversy surrounding the FCC’s most recent video competition report and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s unsuccessful campaign to invoke the 70/70 rule, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI) told Martin that he was launching an inquiry “to ensure that the Commission’s processes are fair, open, and transparent.” While pointing to last week’s disputed cable competition ruling during which FCC Commissioners McDowell and Tate questioned data used in support of Martin’s 70/70 findings and Commissioner Adelstein complained about the lack of notice regarding items to be considered at FCC meetings, Dingell observed that, “given several events and proceedings over the past year, I am rapidly losing confidence that the Commission has been conducting its affairs in an appropriate manner.” Dingell asked Martin to commit to greater transparency through measures that include (1) publication of the text of proposed rules well in advance of FCC meetings to allow the public a “meaningful opportunity to comment” and the FCC’s members “a meaningful opportunity to review such comments,” (2) providing the FCC’s commissioners “with all of the relevant data and analysis upon which a proposed order or rule is based,” and (3) giving the FCC’s commissioners sufficient time to review proposed orders or rules. Although Martin told House and Senate leaders last Friday that the agency would begin publishing a weekly list of proposed rules that are circulating among the FCC’s commissioners, Dingell asked Martin to outline by December 10 the steps the FCC will take to address his concerns.