The new bosses?

If the House changes hands, there will be new faces in key places.

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Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.

Would head House Energy and Commerce Committee

Has demanded that FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin explain "the intentional suppression" of several FCC studies questioning media consolidation; demanded that Mr. Martin provide more information about digital transition; questioned ABC's airing of "The Path to 9/11" miniseries; blasted the FCC for taking too long to resolve indecency complaints

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Would head Energy and Commerce Committee's telecom subcommittee

Joined Mr. Dingell in questioning Mr. Martin's "suppression" of studies; questioned cuts in funding for the Corp. for Public Broadcasting; criticized Justice Department's approval of AT&T-Bell South deal

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.

Would head the House Government Reform Committee

Has been critical of Bush administration and TV stations for using video news releases; has questioned the FDA about its oversight of DTC advertising

rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

Would head House Judiciary Committee

Was sharply critical of Sinclair Broadcasting for airing anti-John Kerry documentary; joined with Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner in introducing net-neutrality legislation that eventually was rejected by House Republicans
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