(Clearwisdom) French satellite company Eutelsat's refusal to renew its contract with NTDTV has attracted the attention of many members of the U.S. Congress. Last week, a "Dear Colleague" letter was drafted which calls upon President Bush to address this issue with Eutelsat and urge them to reconsider their decision. The letter was circulated in the House of Representatives between last Thursday and this Tuesday. During four short business days, 93 House members co-signed the letter, including the Chairman of the International Relations Committee, Henry Hyde, the Vice Chairman of the committee, Christopher Smith, and the ranking member, Tom Lantos.
The letter was also copied to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley.