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S.J.Res.28 A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media ownership., 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 19, 2008 Held at the desk.

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    • On May 15, 2008, by zzhumphreyt - After witnessing how Ron Paul has been excluded by the mainstream media, it's clear to me that centralized ownership of media outlets is a very bad thing. When a handful of companies can control what millions of Americans view you're inviting censorship. The media needs to remain a place where dissenting views can be heard and not allowed to be stifled because a few wealthy and powerful individuals don't want a particular message to be heard. This bill reinforces that view by undoing an FCC action to eliminate media ownership restrictions.

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      As noted by zzhumphreyt, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 15, 2008, "After witnessing how Ron Paul has been excluded by the mainstream media, it's clear to me that centralized ownership of media outlets is a very bad thing. When a handful of companies can control what millions of Americans view you're inviting censorship. The media needs to remain a place where dissenting views can be heard and not allowed to be stifled because a few wealthy and powerful individuals don't want a particular message to be heard. This bill reinforces that view by undoing an FCC action to eliminate media ownership restrictions."

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    • THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE - WHAT’S THAT? - Township News - December 05, 2008 by Township News - But if you want to hear what was said on the floor of the Senate during the debate over the resolution SJ Res #28, here are the important points that everyone should memorize and pass on to the other citizens. Nothing will get changed, ...

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      As noted by Township News on December 05, 2008, "But if you want to hear what was said on the floor of the Senate during the debate over the resolution SJ Res #28, here are the important points that everyone should memorize and pass on to the other citizens. Nothing will get changed, ..." (http://townshipnews.org/?p=187)
    • The FCC's Cross-Ownership Rule: Turning the Page on Media - November 01, 2008 by Heritage Events - Podcast - "Help Us Stop Rupert Murdoch," read an e-mail from the pro-regulation advocacy group Free Press hours after the Senate committee vote on S. J. Res. 28. Last year, the same group co-authored (with the Center for American Progress) a ...

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      As noted by Heritage Events - Podcast on November 01, 2008, ""Help Us Stop Rupert Murdoch," read an e-mail from the pro-regulation advocacy group Free Press hours after the Senate committee vote on S. J. Res. 28. Last year, the same group co-authored (with the Center for American Progress) a ..." (http://www.heritage.org/research/regulation/bg2133.cfm)
    • New government documents in Milner Library, September 2008 - October 09, 2008 by Government Documents - ... Title: Joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media ownership : report of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on SJ Res. 28. ...

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      As noted by Government Documents on October 09, 2008, "... Title: Joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media ownership : report of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on SJ Res. 28. ..." (http://governmentdocuments.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/new-government-documents-in-milner-library-september-2008/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • ACLU Urges Restoration of Reasonable Limits on Media Cross-Ownership - May 15, 2008 by Common Dreams (press release), ME - WASHINGTON, DC - May 15 -The ACLU urges members of Congress to support a resolution (SJ Res 28), reversing the FCC’s Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule. ...

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      As noted by Common Dreams (press release), ME on May 15, 2008, "WASHINGTON, DC - May 15 -The ACLU urges members of Congress to support a resolution (SJ Res 28), reversing the FCC’s Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule. ..." (http://www.commondreams.org/news2008/0515-26.htm)
    • ACLU Urges Restoration of Reasonable Limits on Media Cross-Ownership - May 14, 2008 by ACLU (press release), NY - WASHINGTON, DC -- The ACLU urges members of Congress to support a resolution (SJ Res 28), reversing the FCC’s Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule. ...

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      As noted by ACLU (press release), NY on May 14, 2008, "WASHINGTON, DC -- The ACLU urges members of Congress to support a resolution (SJ Res 28), reversing the FCC’s Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule. ..." (http://www.aclu.org/freespeech/gen/35353prs20080515.html)
    • White House signals support for media consolidation - May 14, 2008 by Reclaim the Media, WA - SJ Res. 28 Disapproving the Rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to Broadcast Media Ownership The Administration strongly ...

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      As noted by Reclaim the Media, WA on May 14, 2008, "SJ Res. 28 Disapproving the Rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to Broadcast Media Ownership The Administration strongly ..." (http://reclaimthemedia.org/legislation_and_regulation/white_house_signals_support_fo%3D5959)
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