Stalled talks reduce chances for legislation this yearBy Katy Bachman Ad Week
Negotiations between the House and Senate to resolve differences over spectrum bills that would free up spectrum for wireless services and public safety have stalled, reducing chances any spectrum legislation may pass this year.
“I’m disappointed that the House has unilaterally stopped negotiating with us on spectrum, but I’m not giving up,” said Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, which passed the Senate spectrum bill earlier this year. In a statement, Rockefeller, who sponsored the Senate bill with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex., still expressed hope that a compromise bill could be included in a final year-end package. (read more)