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No Agreement Yet On Genachowski, McDowell Senate Vote

6/23/2009 3:52 PM Eastern

There has been no agreement yet on moving the nominations of Julius Genachowsi and Robert McDowell to a vote in the full Senate.

The pair have already been approved by the Senate Commerce Committee for FCC chairman and commissioner, respectively.

Sources say Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) would like to get them voted on, either by unanimous consent or, failing that, a roll call vote, before the Senate breaks for its July 4 recess on Friday.

But a spokesperson for Senator Reid told Multichannel News Tuesday: "We are still working to get an agreement on the nominations."

The problems with getting that agreement could stem from issues at least a couple of Senators had with the nominees' written answers to some questions.

Both are still expected eventually to be confirmed.

 

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