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

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (55-40) - (Key vote)
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Title: FCC Media Ownership bill

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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

  • Max S. Baucus (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Boxer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Stevens Corzine (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher J. 'Chris' Dodd (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Reid Edwards (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell D. 'Russ' Feingold (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest F. 'Fritz' Hollings (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathryn Bailey Ann 'Kay' Hutchison (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel K. Inouye (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James Merrill 'Jim' Jeffords (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy Peter 'Tim' Johnson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl Levin (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Chester Trent Lott Sr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William Clarence 'Bill' Nelson Sr. (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Lunsford Pryor (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
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