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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the White House’s decision to rescind the re-nomination of Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to the FCC as a result of pressure from Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
Back in May, a group of bipartisan lawmakers used a variety of misleading talking points to attack the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The group, led by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), took issue with the FCC’s order freeing up spectrum for use to develop next generation technology. The concerns revolved around objections by the Department of Defense (DoD) about whether this new allocation of spectrum would impact their ability to track aircraft.
The regulatory state is extensive. So many entrenched bureaucrats have a vested interest in making sure the red tape remains tightly wrapped around American families. They will do what they need to do to cling to power and hold on to their pensions that come at the expense of the American taxpayer. That is why anyone who dares try to shrink its size and influence will be viciously attacked by the political establishment.
Following the publication of an opinion piece in the Washington Examiner authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented: