Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Republicans Do Something I Like!

This, I think, is pretty cool. And I know Obama was for it, but I don't care. Enough delays!


House Republicans Reject TV Delay Bill

By Greg Tarr -- TWICE, 1/28/2009 1:45:00 PM

Washington – The House of Representatives Wednesday voted down a bill to delay the DTV transition deadline.

The bill, which had passed the Senate by unanimous vote on Monday, failed to get the required two-thirds majority vote after U.S. Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) called for the measure, which would have moved the deadline from Feb. 17 to June 12, to be denied.

The legislators called for the analog TV spectrum to be turned over as planned for use by emergency first responders and wireless services carries that had purchased the vacated spectrum at auction.

3 comments:

wamk said...

I agree that this is a good thing. The people who didn't pay attention that it was changing over in Feb, won't pay attention that it's changing over in June.

Publius said...

Yeah. Why delay it? Few people need the "help" here and those that do don't deserve it from MY pockets. I don't even agree with the idiotic "coupons." You want TV go pay for it yourself!

Danielk said...

I have to admit I have a more selfish reason for wanting this... I HAVE a digital tuner, and it defaults to those crummy analog channels. When they're gone, my TV viewing life will be that much easier.