No Floor Vote Scheduled for Franchise Bill (Broadcasting & Cable) Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 10:59:14

All right, things are always confused during the last few hectic days of any legislative session before lawmakers scurry off home or on to a vacation spot. The U.S. Senate is no exception.

Contrary to an earlier report this week that the Senate "might" vote on a telecom bill, with or without Net Neutrality provisions, a new report suggests that is not going to happen.

Here is John Eggerton's take in Broadcasting & Cable.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has not scheduled a floor vote this week for the video franchise bill, and is "highly unlikely to" given the already crowded schedule, according to a source close to the Leader's office.

That likely means a September vote at the earliest, depending on whether bill backers can get the votes.

Read his entire story at