With a supportive administration behind it and some reshuffled leadership, the next Congress might make more progress on technology legislation, for better or for worse, CNET reports. The outlook is complicated by some shuffling in House and Senate committee leadership, which is expected to take place next week. Two politicians are jockeying over chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which includes green technologies and internet regulation in its portfolio. And increased interest in intellectual property issues in the House Judiciary Committee has led John Conyers, D-Mich., to reorganize a key subcommittee. Other issues expected to be addressed again next year include net neutrality, consumer privacy issues (such as regulation of electronic medical records), and patent reform. In the House, look for Conyers and Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the Telecommunications and the Internet panel in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to take the lead. On the Senate side, senators like Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., are likely to remain focused on tech-related issues. Some new members are expected to bolster the Democrats’ commitment to tech issues as well, "particularly Mark Warner, who is very technology-savvy," said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Warner, the former Democratic governor of Virginia, was elected to fill the seat of retiring Republican Senator John Warner…

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