DTV Vote Set For Wednesday
The House of Representatives on Wednesday will once again vote on legislation to delay the DTV transition until June. At least, it probably will.
According to the Washington Post, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the founder of Directed Electronics and now the ranking Republican member on the House government reform committee, has called for the vote to be delayed. This is because an advisor on the Obama transition team on DTV issues, R. Gerard Salemme, is a former telecom lobbyist whose previous employment may present a conflict of interest.
The DTV delay bill has now twice passed the Senate, but failed to garner enough votes in the House last week. President Obama has said he will sign the bill should it reach his desk.