S. 641 (105th): A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate from its regulations the restrictions on the cross-ownership of broadcasting stations and newspapers.


Apr 24, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 24, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John McCain
Senator from Arizona


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Last Updated: Apr 24, 1997
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Summary (CRS)
4/24/1997--Introduced.Requires the Federal Communications Commission to modify its regulations by eliminating any provisions limiting the granting or renewal of an AM, FM, or TV broadcast station license to any party ...

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H.R. 3171 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 5, 1998

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Apr 24, 1997


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