quote: For a former Democratic member of Congress, Rick Boucher's philosophy with respect to business is, surprisingly, closer in line with some of his more conservative Republican colleagues in Congress.
quote: AT&T Lawyer Boucher Warns of Potential FCC Auction Discrimination
quote: In short Mr. Boucher's ties with the telecommunications industry run deep, both in that they have historically helped finance his way into office, and today are paying his salary. That perspective is important, but it doesn't preclude the former Congressman from offering some valid commentary on the issue.
quote: On the eve of an ambitious spectrum auction, one former member of Congress is troubled. He fears that the government may mar the auction by blocking access to it without the approval of Congress."Winners and losers should not be chosen by the government. The FCC should keep a hands off policy," 14-term former Virginian Congressman Frederick Carlyle "Rick" Boucher" tells me in an interview about the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's recent actions. It was a point that he would return to several times in the interview.