Rockefeller DTV Delay Bill Passes Senate

January 26, 2009

Washington, DC – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the DTV Delay bill by unanimous consent.
“Delaying the upcoming DTV switch is the right thing to do. I firmly believe that our nation is not yet ready to make this transition at this time.  The Senate acted responsibly to give the Obama Administration time to attempt to bring order to a mismanaged process.  I want to thank Senator Hutchison for her leadership in this effort.  I urge our colleagues in the House to pass this bill and I know Chairman Waxman is working on it.”