John Rockefeller

Julius Genachowski may be sworn in as the new Federal Communications Chairman this week, if the Senate acts quickly to approve him in the aftermath of the 23-1 endorsement by the Senate Commerce Committee last week.  That committee’s interrogation of Genachowski was largely a lovefest – although there were also stern partisan warnings that the new chairman should hurry to “fix” the Commission and prove that it is “not battered beyond repair,” as Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D-WV) asserted, alluding to the tumultuous tenure of the previous Republican FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.

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