January is over, and the House and Senate committees that oversee telecom issues have officially organized — issuing full lists of members, deciding on the rules by which the committees will work and dividing up the budgets between Democrats and Republicans (thus setting the tone for how well the parties will work together in the 112th Congress). So what will the legislative priorities of these committees be?
Welcome to the 112th Congress. Notice anything missing? Like a third of the House Energy and Commerce Dems? Or a congressional mandate on net neutrality? Or Chairman Boucher? Me too. So let’s take a few minutes to figure out what it all means.