FCC to Hold January Open Meeting in Spite of Shutdown
The FCC announced that it will still hold it’s meeting on January 30, 2019, but due to the current partial lapse in appropriations, the items previously set forth in the Tentative Agenda released on January 3, 2019, will not be considered at the meeting. The FCC noted that if the lapse in appropriations continues through January 29, 2019, the meeting will be held by conference call. However, if the lapse in appropriations ends before January 29, 2019, and the FCC resumes normal operations by that date, then the meeting will be held in person at the FCC. However, regardless of appropriations, the meeting will only consist of Commission announcements. The Communications Act requires the FCC to meet at least once a month.