Well, maybe the Digital TV transition postponement may not happen after all. When the Senate passed the bill, unanimously, it was pretty much a given that the House would follow suit and pass it as well. Not so fast there, bub! Today, the House voted the postponement down. The vote was actually passed by 258 congresscritters, but the House rules stipulate a 2/3 majority, which did not happen.
It is still possible that the bill could pass. After another round of debate, it is possible that House could vote for the bill and the date change. For now, though, it will happen on Feb. 17.
An alternative bill, backed by Joe Barton (R-TX) is pushing for the Feb. 17 date, but with emergency funding for the coupon program.