"What will be interesting to watch is how [Democrat Ed Markey (MA)] Markey's renewed position (he held this same post in 1994) impacts the FCC's media consolidation push, as well as the AT&T and BellSouth merger approval process. AT&T and Republican FCC chief Kevin Martin had hoped to see the merger approved before the elections without conditions." See th erest of the article here. Another blog post about it. The same people are in charge as in 1994 - when they started the process that resulted in the TA96.