For younger staff and Members of Congress, Gordon Smith may simply be the head of the most influential lobbying group for radio and TV companies. For older staff and Members, Smith is also well-known as a former two-term Oregon Senator.
On Tuesday morning, Smith was back on Capitol Hill — this time as a witness in a House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing devoted to the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, or STELAR.
What are Smith’s views on STELAR? It was hardly a surprise to those closely following the matter.