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A U.S. Senate committee this week heard testimony on the digital-TV transition from a pair of government officials, in which the officials defended the progress of their DTV education efforts from tough questioning by senators. According to the account in The Wall Street Journal, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and acting NTIA head Meredith Baker appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday, where they told the senators that education efforts on “underway,” and that government agencies are coordinating to ensure a smooth transition. Some Senators, however, led by Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Bryon Dorgan (D-N.D.) expressed concern that the agencies

Joseph M. McGuire, the president of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee last week, in consideration of new safety legislation. Appearing on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), McGuire testified on the subject of reform of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The subcommittee is considering legislation to reform the commission; the bill, S.2045, was introduced by the subcommittee chair, Sen. Mark Pryor [D-Ark.] McGuire’s testimony was before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance and Automotive Safety. In it, he said he supports increased safety funding, but

CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro expressed concern Monday over provisions in S.2686, a telecom bill governing the transition of networks from analog to digital television. In a letter addressed to the Senate, Shapiro claimed that wording in the bill allowing two extra years for Spanish-language stations to make the switch “sets the wrong tone for consumers and the public interest.” According to The Budget Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, all networks have until February 17, 2009 to switch to digital. The provisions in S.2686, also known as The Communications, Consumers’ Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, would allow all Spanish-language

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