Genachowski Senate Hearing Delayed
May 8, 2009 at 5:00 AM (PT)
JULIUS GENACHOWSKI's confirmation hearing will have to wait a little longer, as the SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE cancels next week's hearing and announces that it will consider GENACHOWSLI's nomination to take over as Chairman of the FCC after MEMORIAL DAY.
The postponement may be related to a delay in agreeing on a nominee for an open Republican seat on the Commission, with the panel wanting to consider Democrat GENACHOWSKI and the Republican nominee at the same hearing. The panel could also pair GENACHOWSKI with fellow Democrat MIGNON CLYBURN, who was recently announced as a nominee for the Commission.