Two More Congress Members Issue Letters to FCC

March 4, 2019

This last week, two more members of Congress issued letters to the FCC expressing disapproval and concern about the Commission's proposed "in-kind" rules.  Rep. Anna Eshoo of California and Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts wrote letters to Chairman Ajit Pai to put pressure on the FCC not to harm local communities and PEG Access channels.

Thanks to ACM members for reaching out to their representatives on this vital issue.  So far, 13 US Senators and 12 Representatives have written the FCC.

Members of Congress opposed to the FCC's "In-Kind" Rules:
US Senate
Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Richard Blumenthal (CT)
Ben Cardin (MD)
Maggie Hassan (NH)
Masie Hirono (HI)
Patrick Leahy (VT)
Edward Markey (MA)
Jeff Merkely (OR)
Gary Peters (MI)
Bernie Sanders (VT)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Elizabeth Warren (MA)
Ron Wyden (OR)

US House of Representatives
Elliot Engel (NY)
Anna Eshoo (CA)
Tulsi Gabbard (HI)
William Keating (MA)
Joseph Kennedy III (MA)
Stephen Lynch (MA)
James McGovern (MA)
Gwen Moore (WI)
Richard Neal (MA)
Chellie Pingree (ME)
Marc Pocan (WI)
Peter Welch (VT)

That's great, but we need more. Join other ACM members on our Public Policy call this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET as we talk about our Hill Day work in Washington, DC next week and what you can do, even if you aren't coming to DC.  Let me know that you want to be on the call by emailing

Mike Wassenaar
President & CEO
The Alliance for Community Media