Pubcasting foe Sen. Jim DeMint on Communications subcommittee

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Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) have named the members of their subcommittees, including the Communications and Internet Subcommittee that has the most direct oversight of communications issues and the FCC, reports Broadcasting & Cable today (Feb. 25). John Kerry (D-Mass.) returns as subcommitte chair; GOP ranking member is John Ensign (Nev.). “The Republican membership includes two of the 10 most conservative Senators according to National Journal’s just-released ratings,” B&C points out — such as Jim DeMint (S.C.), author of several bills to defund public broadcasting.