Key Votes

HR 3717 - FCC Indecency Penalties Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Virgil Goode, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Virgil Goode, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (391-22) - (Key vote)

Title: FCC Indecency Penalties Bill

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to levy fines for every airing of "indecent, obscene or profane" material by a broadcaster, up to a maximum of $500,000.

Highlights:
  • Provides that fines may be levied on both networks and individual entertainers (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes a 180-day time frame from the date of the complaint to determine if the incident was 'indecent' (Sec. 5).
  • Provides that the FCC shall hold hearings on the revocation of a broadcaster's license following the third offense under the provisions of this act (Sec. 9).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: FCC Indecency Penalties Bill

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer T. Bachus (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Gresham Barrett (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles F. 'Charlie' Bass (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Beauprez (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas K. 'Doug' Bereuter (NE - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Marion Berry (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Josiah Robins 'Jo' Bonner Jr. (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Whitaker Bono Mack (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John N. Boozman (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Boyd Jr. (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb E. Bradley (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen E. 'Steve' Buyer (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Camp (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia M. Carson (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry F. Costello (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Davis (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Dingell (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob R. Etheridge (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Ferguson (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles A. 'Charlie' Gonzalez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Moody Hall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Doc' Hastings (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. 'Robin' Hayes (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy V. 'Tim' Johnson (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas P. 'Tom' Latham (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Linder (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Denise L. Majette (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James David 'Jim' Matheson (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen McCarthy (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Carmichael 'Mike' McIntyre (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary G. Miller (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George R. Nethercutt Jr. (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas William 'Tom' Osborne (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Petri (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Quinn (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Avery 'Mike' Ross (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim R. Ryun (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Max A. Sandlin Jr. (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Shadegg (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Ruhl 'Rob' Simmons (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ike Skelton (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nick Smith (MI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee R. Terry (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick J. 'Pat' Toomey (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Turner (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward 'Ed' Whitfield (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Heather A. Wilson (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Rudolph Wolf (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)

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