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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Stands Up for Consumers and Content, and Calls to See Set-Top Box Proposal

September 29, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s elimination of the set-top box item from the September 29, 2016 Open Meeting agenda:

“I am pleased that the Federal Communications Commission made the right decision and postponed the vote on its set top box proposal this morning. Countless households in Houston and Harris County and throughout the country may be adversely impacted by this proposal that, to this date, has not been made available for public review or comment.

“Competition in the set top box market is important, but it cannot undermine our nation’s copyright laws and the rights of content creators. I hope the Commission will take this opportunity to do the right thing and make its proposal available for the public.”

On September 22, 2016, Congressman Green sent a letter to the FCC signed by 64 Democrats calling for a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address content community concerns.

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