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Gingrich, Dole to Discuss Telecom Bill

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will meet next Wednesday with Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, to discuss the pending issues of the Telecommunications Reform Act.

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will meet next Wednesday with Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, to discuss the pending issues of the Telecommunications Reform Act .

Recent reports say that House Republicans aren't satisfied with the final draft of the bill. Dole said in a news conference that there are about five provisions in the bill that could have been resolved in a different way. He neglected to elaborate, but cited "the spectrum giveaway" to broadcasters.

If passed, the bill will allow broadcasting companies to reach 35 percent of the United States population; they currently reach only 25 percent.