• Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Chair of the House Commerce Committee, together with Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Chair of the Communications Subcommittee, and Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., Vice Chair of the Subcommittee, released a statement on January 18, 2011 criticizing the “heavy-handed tactics of an overreaching FCC” with respect to the NBC-Comcast merger approval. Calling the merger conditions “a Chicago-style shakedown,” the congressmen stated that their committees will “exercise congressional oversight in the weeks to come.” To view the full statement, click here.
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Cal., has been elected Ranking Member of the House Communications Subcommittee. For the list of Subcommittee members, click here. To read the statement of Commissioner Copps on her election, click here.