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Finances, Spectrum Policy Top McCain’s Goals for ’03

Finances, Spectrum Policy Top McCain's Goals for '03

In anticipation of re-gaining control of the Senate Commerce Committee in January, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., outlined his issue goals for the committee to tackle in the 108th Congress. The financial crisis in the communications industry, spectrum policies, FCC reorganization, and media ownership top the list. The committee also will assess whether broadcasters are meeting their public interest obligations, including the availability of the lowest unit rate charge in the 2002 elections, and will consider legislation to provide free air time to political candidates, McCain’s office said.