H.R. 226 (111th): Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009


Jan 7, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mike Pence

Representative for Indiana's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.

Summary (CRS)

1/7/2009--Introduced.Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), notwithstanding any other provision of any Act, from having the authority ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 2009

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. 226”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


183 cosponsors (177R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 2905 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 28, 2007

H.R. 642 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2011

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