Rockefeller Outlines Commerce Committee Priorities


Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller ( has announced the key priorities for the committee's legislative agenda.

They include broadband deployment and Universal Service Reform, comprehensive cybersecurity, public safety communicadtions, Internet privacy and oversight of the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission.

The list made no explicit mention of the spectrum reclamation issue, but that is a broadband deployment issue, so likely falls under that broader heading.

Rockefeller introduced a bill in the last Congress that would authorize incentive auctions compensating broadcasters and others returning spectrum for wireless broadband.