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H.R.642 Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 18, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

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

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  • 31% of users oppose H.R.642

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    31% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose H.R.642.
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    • On May 11, 2011, by SignOfTheDollar - Instead of the Fairness Doctrine, why don't those on the Left start their own talk radio network? Oh, wait. They did - it was called Air America and it bombed because nobody cared to listen to their shrill rhetoric.

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      As noted by SignOfTheDollar, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 11, 2011, "Instead of the Fairness Doctrine, why don't those on the Left start their own talk radio network? Oh, wait. They did - it was called Air America and it bombed because nobody cared to listen to their shrill rhetoric."
    • On February 11, 2011, by oakgall - What a useless bill! The FCC isn't trying to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine! The idea that the Fairness Doctrine is coming back is just a right wing urban legend.

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      As noted by oakgall, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 11, 2011, "What a useless bill! The FCC isn't trying to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine! The idea that the Fairness Doctrine is coming back is just a right wing urban legend."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Redistricting & Election Reform | UU Legislative Ministry of Florida - May 13, 2012 by admin - On February 10th Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Mike Pence (R-IN) introduced H.R. 642, the “Broadcaster Freedom Act” to prohibit the FCC from re-promulgating the Fairness Doctrine. The bill already has 110 co-sponsors.

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      As noted by admin on May 13, 2012, "On February 10th Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Mike Pence (R-IN) introduced H.R. 642, the “Broadcaster Freedom Act” to prohibit the FCC from re-promulgating the Fairness Doctrine. The bill already has 110 co-sponsors." (/url?q=http://www.uulmf.org/wp/2012/05/12/redistricting-election-reform/&sa=U&ei=Q-60T87hBoeQ9QS-pIDXDw&ved=0CDAQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNEMev0mzS3P8Yd7Iw0jSZO0W3FFSQ)
    • AB 144/ Open Carry: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES 04/05/2012 - April 05, 2012 by California Open Carry - H.R. 642 (Flake): This bill would provide that, except for overriding reasons such as national security or safety, public lands should be open to recreational shooting. It would generally require that withdrawal of lands from ...

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      As noted by California Open Carry on April 05, 2012, "H.R. 642 (Flake): This bill would provide that, except for overriding reasons such as national security or safety, public lands should be open to recreational shooting. It would generally require that withdrawal of lands from ..." (/url?q=http://californiaopencarry.blogspot.com/2012/04/legislative-updates-04052012.html&sa=U&ei=r0eCT_DcBYfC2wXYuKn5Bg&ved=0CDkQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNFQiflRUCsAAwHITObUVETSov-KxA)
    • AB 144/ Open Carry: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES 04/05/2012 - April 05, 2012 by California Open Carry - H.R. 642 (Flake): This bill would provide that, except for overriding reasons such as national security or safety, public lands should be open to recreational shooting. It would generally require that withdrawal of lands from ...

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      As noted by California Open Carry on April 05, 2012, "H.R. 642 (Flake): This bill would provide that, except for overriding reasons such as national security or safety, public lands should be open to recreational shooting. It would generally require that withdrawal of lands from ..." (/url?q=http://californiaopencarry.blogspot.com/2012/04/legislative-updates-04052012.html&sa=U&ei=XQSBT7S4OKiY2wXVucXyBg&ved=0CDkQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNGL7cOiiBx0EQhB7k75PGJ4dUyYBw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Two former broadcasters introduce a House bill to stop a Fairness Doctrine - February 10, 2011 by Radio-Info.com - Greg Walden (R-OR) and Mike Pence (R-IN) already have more than 110 co-sponsors for HR 642. The "Broadcaster Freedom Act" is supposed to "Prevent the ...

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      As noted by Radio-Info.com on February 10, 2011, " Greg Walden (R-OR) and Mike Pence (R-IN) already have more than 110 co-sponsors for HR 642. The "Broadcaster Freedom Act" is supposed to "Prevent the ... " (http://www.radio-info.com/news/two-former-broadcasters-introduce-a-house-bill-to-stop-a-fairness-doctrine)
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