To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reform the Federal Communications Commission by requiring an analysis of benefits and costs during the rule making process.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``FCC `ABCs' Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. ANALYSIS OF BENEFITS AND COSTS IN FCC RULE MAKING PROCESS.
(a) In General.--Section 4 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 154) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(p) The Commission shall include in each notice of proposed rule making and in each final rule issued by the Commission an analysis of the benefits and costs of the proposed rule or final rule, respectively.''. (b) No Additional Appropriations Authorized.--The amendment made by subsection (a) does not authorize any appropriations for the express purpose, in whole or in part, of carrying out such amendment. <all>