Rockefeller probing economic effects of shutdown

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The Senate Commerce Committee under Chairman Jay Rockefeller has announced the witness panel for an inquiry into the impact of the government shutdown on the US economy. Looking at the panelists, it’s safe to say the state of the communications business will not be a central focus.


U.S. CongressThe session, entitled “The Impacts of the Government Shutdown on Our Economic Security,” is booked for Friday 11/11/13 at 11AM eastern.

Here is the official list of panelists:

*The Honorable Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

* The Honorable Marion C. Blakey, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association

* Dr. Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Executive Publisher, Science;

* Captain Keith Colburn, Alaska fisherman; Owner and Operator, F/V Wizard; and

* Rachel Weintraub, Legislative Director and Senior Counsel, Consumer Federation of America.