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H.R.1147 Local Community Radio Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 24, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Communications and Technology

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 78% of users support H.R.1147

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  • H.R.1147 has been viewed 27,674 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bipartisan legislation and its Senate equivalent, S.592, would repeal restrictions Congress imposed on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2001 and allow them to make licenses available to low-powered FM radio stations at the local community level.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bipartisan legislation and its Senate equivalent, S.592, would repeal restrictions Congress imposed on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2001 and allow them to make licenses available to low-powered FM radio stations at the local community level.

    Supporting Organizations

    • United Church of Christ

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    • Federal Communications Commission

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    • Prometheus Radio Project

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    • Chicago Independent Radio Project

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    • Future of Music Coalition

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    • National Federation of Community Broadcasters

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    Opposing Organizations

    • National Public Radio

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 28, 2009, by trbking - Anything that we can do to wrest some of the control of the airwaves from the corporate owned media and return it to 'average joes' sounds like a good idea to me.

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      As noted by trbking, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 28, 2009, "Anything that we can do to wrest some of the control of the airwaves from the corporate owned media and return it to 'average joes' sounds like a good idea to me."
    • On June 19, 2009, by mrlargo - I don't think that this legislation is needed. If there is an issue with the previous report not be acted upon then someone needs to push. Namely, citizens need to light a fire under their representative's backsides and start it rolling. This would put further government regulation on the private sector. Since when can the Federal Government know what is best and make decisions according to local interests? They can't. They're not capable. That is why there are local municipalities. This usurps their ability to make decisions for themselves. When you want to force a larger company to bend your way locally, you make it hard for them not to see things your way. Plain and simple. Regulate them locally so that the path of least resistance is what the local communities want. The FEDERAL communications commission is just that, Federal. Stay out of the local scene.

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      As noted by mrlargo, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 19, 2009, "I don't think that this legislation is needed. If there is an issue with the previous report not be acted upon then someone needs to push. Namely, citizens need to light a fire under their representative's backsides and start it rolling. This would put further government regulation on the private sector. Since when can the Federal Government know what is best and make decisions according to local interests? They can't. They're not capable. That is why there are local municipalities. This usurps their ability to make decisions for themselves. When you want to force a larger company to bend your way locally, you make it hard for them not to see things your way. Plain and simple. Regulate them locally so that the path of least resistance is what the local communities want. The FEDERAL communications commission is just that, Federal. Stay out of the local scene."
    • On December 17, 2009, by bowriter - The 2001 bill provided big broadcasting with more REGULATIONS in their favor. The right-wing has no problem with regulation when it benefits Conglomerations, Corporations and Religious Institutions.

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      As noted by bowriter, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 17, 2009, "The 2001 bill provided big broadcasting with more REGULATIONS in their favor. The right-wing has no problem with regulation when it benefits Conglomerations, Corporations and Religious Institutions. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Senate Commerce Committee Approves LPFM Bill - June 14, 2011 by Joonas Piiroinen - Join Date: Mar 2009; Posts: 558. Rep Power: 12. www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1147/show · http://www.prometheusradio.org/take_...fm_in_congress. Quick Navigation Part 15, LPFM & Amateur Radio Top ...

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      As noted by Joonas Piiroinen on June 14, 2011, "Join Date: Mar 2009; Posts: 558. Rep Power: 12. www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1147/show · http://www.prometheusradio.org/take_...fm_in_congress. Quick Navigation Part 15, LPFM & Amateur Radio Top ..." (http://forums.broadcastingworld.net/showthread.php?8458-Senate-Commerce-Committee-Approves-LPFM-Bill)
    • H.R.1147: CRE Act of 2011 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - March 16, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 16, 2011, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1147/show)
    • The Black Community Needs Community Radio Now! - January 02, 2011 by Black Talk Media Project - Perhaps by now some of you may have heard of the passage of the Local Community Radio Act, Bill H.R. 1147 which was later updated in H.R.6533. Community radio advocates have been pushing for community radio for quite some time and the ...

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      As noted by Black Talk Media Project on January 02, 2011, "Perhaps by now some of you may have heard of the passage of the Local Community Radio Act, Bill H.R. 1147 which was later updated in H.R.6533. Community radio advocates have been pushing for community radio for quite some time and the ..." (http://blacktalkmedia.blogspot.com/2011/01/black-community-needs-community-radio.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • UCC - Low Power Radio Bill on way to Becoming Law - December 17, 2009 by Worldwide Faith News (press release) - The Local Community Radio Act, HR 1147, is co-sponsored by Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.). The bill would alter a law passed in 2000 ...

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      As noted by Worldwide Faith News (press release) on December 17, 2009, " The Local Community Radio Act, HR 1147, is co-sponsored by Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.). The bill would alter a law passed in 2000 ... " (http://www.wfn.org/2009/12/msg00113.html)
    • Bill to Create More LPFMs Passes House - December 17, 2009 by Radio World - House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said HR 1147, the Local Community Radio Act, "removes a statutory barrier to the creation of ...

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      As noted by Radio World on December 17, 2009, " House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said HR 1147, the Local Community Radio Act, "removes a statutory barrier to the creation of ... " (http://www.rwonline.com/article/92032)
    • FLOOR SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009 - December 15, 2009 by Congress Matters (blog) - Lungren - Judiciary) HR 1147 - Local Community Radio Act of 2009 (Rep. Doyle - Energy and Commerce) HR 3714 - Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009 ...

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      As noted by Congress Matters (blog) on December 15, 2009, " Lungren - Judiciary) HR 1147 - Local Community Radio Act of 2009 (Rep. Doyle - Energy and Commerce) HR 3714 - Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009 ... " (http://www.congressmatters.com/story/2009/12/16/1960/-Today-in-Congress)
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