Senate Commerce Committee Chair John Thune (R-S.D.) has announced the Republican members of the various subcommittees, including the Communications Subcommittee, which is chaired by Roger Wicker (Miss.). As chairman, he is ex officio member on all the subcommittees.
They are Roy Blunt (Mo.); Marco Rubio, (Fla.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Ted Cruz (Tex.), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Dan Sullivan (Alaska), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Dean Heller (Nev.), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Steve Daines (Mont.).
“These subcommittee assignments will help the committee pursue an active agenda this Congress,” said Thune in a statement. “The American people gave this Congress a mission to craft policies that support job growth and strengthen our economy.
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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.