Ed Markey (D-MA) has shown a ravenous appetite for broadcast and communications issues since taking over a key House Energy & Commerce Committee subcommittee. Since he's been tackling the industry from almost all angles, if this were a football game, perhaps this latest hearing, coming not from Markey but from Bobby Rush (D-IL) would draw a 15-year flag for piling on.
It's called "From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images." Markey's Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet usually handles such matters, but Rush is getting into the act via his Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. But if you haven't had enough of Markey's act yet, don't fret – he has an invitation to the session as a standing member of Rush's subcommittee. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is the Ranking Member. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, 7/11/07, at 10AM. No word yet on witnesses.