H.R. 501 (109th): Fairness and Accountability in Broadcasting Act


Feb 1, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 1, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Louise Slaughter

Representative for New York's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2005
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About the bill

Full Title

To enforce the public interest obligations of broadcast station licensees to their local communities.

Summary (CRS)

2/1/2005--Introduced.Fairness and Accountability in Broadcasting Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from issuing or renewing any license for a broadcasting station ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 1, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 501”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


23 cosponsors (22D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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