H.R.226 - Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009

To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine. as introduced.
  • Popular: Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Mike Pence

R-IN

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OpenCongress Summary

Although the Fairness Doctrine, requiring broadcasters to present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues, was abolished in 1987, this bill would inhibit the Federal Communications Commission from reintroducing it in the future.
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Official Summary

Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), notwithstanding any other provision of any Act, from having the authority to require broadcasters to present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues of public

Official Summary

Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), notwithstanding any other provision of any Act, from having the authority to require broadcasters to present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance, commonly referred to as the Fairness Doctrine.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.226

  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • Family Research Council
  • American Center for Law and Justice

Organizations Opposing H.R.226

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