Wednesday, November 18, 2009

McIntyre Releases Witness List for Broadband Stimulus Oversight Hearing by House Agriculture Subcommittee of 11/19 11/18/09 Boston - Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC-7), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rural Development of the full Committee on Agriculture of the U.S. House, today released the witness list for tomorrow's oversight hearing on the broadband stimulus program of the federal Recovery Act.

The oversight hearing will be gavelled open tomorrow morning, November 19, at 11:00 AM (ET).

As they have at each congressional oversight hearing on the 'broadband stim' program since their respective appointments, the hearing will hear Administrator Jonathan Adelstein of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Larry Strickling of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. has this afternoon confirmed with Ms. April Demert Slayton, Communications Director of the Agriculture Committee, that the witness list is comprised on only the 2 listed administrators, Adelstein and Strickling, and that there will not be additional panels.

From the updated hearing Notice posted earlier today:

Thursday, November 19th - 11:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth House Office Building

Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture - Public Hearing

RE: To review rural broadband programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Panel I
The Honorable Jonathan S. Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
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