House E&C Deputy Staff Director Exiting

Is launching Washington-based Internet venture

House Energy & Commerce Committee deputy staff director
Michael Beckerman is exiting the committee to launch a D.C. Internet project,
he told his colleagues in an email Wednesday.

He said that will be announced Wednesday along with some other staff changes at
the committee, which oversees the FCC and communications issues.

Beckerman praised is soon-to-be-former boss, Committee chair Fred Upton
(R-Mich.) as the "nicest, most genuine, and hardest working person you'll
ever meet," adding, "I'm proud to have worked for him."