Sen. Schumer Elected Minority Leader
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)—a familiar name to communications lobbyists and not just as the second cousin of comedian Amy Schumer—has been elected minority leader for the new Congress. Republicans returned Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the majority leader spot.
Schumer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, will succeed Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is retiring.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.