Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said Thursday he never collaborated with President Obama in developing and passing regulations to prevent anticompetitive behavior online.
At a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Subcommittee Thursday morning, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., continued his probe into how much interaction went on between the White House and the FCC as the agency created net neutrality rules.
Genachowski said he "never discussed" net neutrality with Obama, and the chairman denied that he pursued the rules because Obama made it a campaign issue.
Issa has repeatedly sent letters to the FCC, demanding information about meetings between White House and FCC staffers. He argues that such collaboration could have violated disclosure rules.
For more on Thursday's hearing, visit our Tech page.
Don't Miss Today's Top Stories
Rick, Executive Director for Policy
Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."
Chuck, Graduate Student
The day's action in one quick read."
Stacy, Director of Communications
I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."
Richard, VP of Government Affairs
Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "
Michael, Executive Director