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Genachowski Hearing Postponed

It's not next week after all

Julius Genachowski had a date with the Senate but his nomination hearing has been delayed.

This week the Senate Commerce Committee slated a nominations hearing next Tuesday, May 12, for the presumptive new chairman of the commission. However Thursday night, the hearing was postponed “until just after the Memorial Day recess. Further details to be announced,” according to an announcement from the committee.

President Obama tapped the 46-year-old in March to head the commission. Genachowski was Obama’s Harvard classmate and served on his transition team. Genachowski was an aide to former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt in the 1990s, before he moved on to work for Barry Diller’s online enterprise, and later founded a Washington, D.C. venture cap firm.