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Key Votes

S J Res 17 - FCC Media Ownership bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Ben Nelson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (55-40) - (Key vote)

Title: FCC Media Ownership bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that states disapproval of the FCC's ownership of media rule.

Highlights:
  • Censures the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its rule concerning broadcast media ownership.
  • Criticizes the FCC for its rule that would loosen the ban on widespread ownership of daily newspapers and broadcast outlets in the same market and the restrictions on common ownership of radio and television outlets in the same market with Cross Media Limits.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: FCC Media Ownership bill

Sponsors

  • Byron L. Dorgan (ND - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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