Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Blunt Calls DTV Delay Irresponsible

Congressman Roy Blunt is blasting House passage of a bill to delay the transition to digital broadcasting as "irresponsible and needless."
The House has agreed to postpone the switch to digital TV by four months, to June 12.
The Senate backed the idea last week. President Obama is expected to sign it into law.
"What the House passed today was nothing more than an irresponsible and needless delay. What’s worse is that the majority avoided the opportunity to act responsibly and help millions of Americans prepare for this transition, while at the same time fulfilling the 9/11 Commission’s important public safety recommendation. Instead the majority acted rashly for the sake of political ease and denied firefighters, police officers and EMTs the ability to easily communicate until at least June."

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