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House Energy & Commerce Committee Postpones FCC Oversight Hearing

7/23/2009 10:58 AM Eastern

The House Energy & Commerce Committee has postponed its FCC oversight hearing, which had been scheduled for Thursday.

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski had been set to testify along with commissioners Robert McDowell and Michael Copps before Rep. Rick Boucher's Communications Subcommittee. But the Commerce schedule was cleared of subcommittee hearings to make way for markup of the health reform bill in the full committee.

No new date has been set, but a committee spokeswoman said it will likely be after the August recess.

By that time, the committee will also likely be able to talk to five commissioners rather than three.

The nominations of Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Attwell Baker were back on the Senate calendar Thursday along with a host of nominees that the majority leader is trying to do either as a package of unanimous consent approvals or by a vote.