By Joshua Rich
January 29, 2009 at 07:10 AM EST

On Wednesday, House Republicans led the defeat of a bill that would move the date of the nationwide switch to digital television, Variety reports. Thus, as it stands right now, the transition is still scheduled to take place on Feb. 17. On Monday, the Senate voted unanimously to delay the switch until June 12, a position supported by the Obama Administration. Some legislators have expressed concern that too many Americans relyon analog TV sets. More than 6.5 million U.S.households are still not prepared for the digital transition, accordingto Nielsen, and would be left without TV if the switch happens nextmonth.