Jill Pender, the FCC’s Senior Counsel and Associate Director of Legislative Affairs, emailed Blackburn’s staff after receiving the letter.
“[P]eople experience financial problems for a myriad range of reasons, from being underwater on their mortgages to having to assist elderly parents or handle unexpected medical costs, or just poor personal budget planning,” according to Pender’s email, which TheDC obtained late Friday afternoon.
Blackburn told TheDC that with “a majority of FCC employees making more than $125,000 a year we need to ensure the FCC’s tax delinquency trends are fully reversed.”
“And if it takes the FCC three requests from Congress before the agency will release basic information about their employees’ tax delinquency rates,” she said, “imagine how private sector job creators feel when trying to gain information about how to interpret and comply with the agency’s maze of rules and regulations.”
The FCC did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment.