Congressman Pitts Praises Enactment of Broadcast Decency Bill
Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16) today praised President Bush for signing the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act into law. This legislation provides real accountability for the public airwaves by requiring public broadcasters to pay meaningful fines for violations of decency laws. Congressman Pitts attended today's White House ceremony marking the President's enactment of the bill.
"This is a win for the millions of parents and families across America who want to see decency standards enforced on the public airwaves," Congressman Pitts said. "By increasing fines by a factor of ten, this legislation provides real accountability for those who choose to violate the law, and I applaud President Bush for his commitment to enacting these needed changes into law."