Senate to hold FCC oversight hearing

The Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the FCC, conducts periodic oversight hearings that can cover a range of topics before the commission.

Last month, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski decided to delay a vote on his proposal to revise media ownership regulations. The proposal has raised the ire of liberal lawmakers, who worry it could lead to more consolidation of media companies. 

The commission is also preparing to auction the airwave licenses of some TV stations to cellphone carriers as part of a plan authorized by Congress last year. 

Committee Chairman Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerOvernight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term Obama to preserve torture report in presidential papers MORE (D-W.Va.) has argued that the FCC should do more to protect children from indecent TV content.