Republican Control of Senate Puts Sen. Burns in the Driver's Seat
Date: Wednesday November 06 2002, @02:53AM
Topic: USA Goverment Relations

It looks as if the Republican party will regain control of the US Senate. Although mistrust of ICANN has been a fairly bipartisan activity, it's fair to say that the leading ICANN skeptic has been Senator Contrad Burns, a Republican. The election moves him into the majority, giving his party control of most committee resources and most critically of its agenda. The result will likely give him the chairmanship of the Telecommunications Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee.

The ranking republican on the Science and Technology subcommittee is Senator George Allen of Virginia (where NSI lives...); he's been much less focused on ICANN issues than Burns. The ranking Republican on the full committee is Senator (and former presidential candidate) John McCain.

Rank is a good but not certain predictor of chairmanships, since there are limits on how many committee chairmanships and sub-committee chairmanships a single Senator can hold, and senior members sometimes have multiple options from which to choose. The Republican party also imposes term limits on committee chairs.

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Re: Repbulican Control of Senate Puts Sen. Burns i
by alexander on Wednesday November 06 2002, @08:27AM (#10011)
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So, let's have a fresh look at the opensecrets databases (this was in March):

Senate: (2002 election cycle only)
  • Ernest F Hollings (D-SC, Commerce Cmte Chair, Appropriations Commerce Subcmte): $2,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Conrad Burns (R-MT, Communications Subcmte Ranking): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Mary L Landrieu (D-LA, Appropriations Cmte): $500 from VeriSign PAC
    VeriSign PAC Total: $3,500

    House: (2002 election cycle only)
  • W J "Billy" Tauzin (R-LA, Commerce Cmte Chair): $6,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Rick Boucher (D-VA, Commerce Telecom+Internet Subcmte, Judiciary Courts+Internet+IP Subcmte): $4,125 from VeriSign PAC
  • Anna G Eshoo (D-CA, Commerce Telecom+Internet Subcmte): $2,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Robert W Goodlatte (R-VA, Judiciary Courts+Internet+IP Subcmte): $2,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • John D Dingell (D-MI, Commerce Cmte Ranking): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Cal Dooley (D-CA): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Mike Honda (D-CA, Science Research Subcmte): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Zoe Lofgren (D-CA, Judiciary Courts+Internet+IP Subcmte): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • F James Sensenbrenner Jr (R-WI, Judiciary Courts+Internet+IP Subcmte): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Fred Upton (R-MI, Commerce Telecom+Internet Subcmte Chair): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
  • Albert R Wynn (D-MD, Commerce Cmte): $1,000 from VeriSign PAC
    VeriSign PAC Total: $21,125

    Soft Money: (2002 election cycle only)
  • National Republican Senatorial Cmte: $45,000 from VeriSign
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte: $40,250 from VeriSign
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte: $25,000 from Register.com
  • National Republican Congressional Cmte: $35,350 from VeriSign
  • Republican National Cmte: $2,650 from VeriSign
    VeriSign Total: $123,250
    Register.com Total: $25,000

    Lobbying:
  • VeriSign Total Lobbying Expenditures for 2000 (last figure available): $220,000

    And there's a lot more data in there...
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