Federal Communications Commission members will defend their
media-ownership votes before the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday, June 4.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the hearing.
Members of the committee, Republican particularly, are divided over the FCC
deregulatory move, particularly raising the cap on one company's national TV
reach to 45% of households.
A plan to discuss the FCC's reauthorization brings to question that some
lawmakers will move to prohibit the agency from using any of its funds to raise the