New Cosponsor — Apr 29, 2009
New Cosponsor: Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
The bill now has 31 cosponsors (31 Republicans).
Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced on January 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from South Carolina
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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2009
Length: 4 pages
A bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.
1/6/2009--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.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reported by Committee
A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 34”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 34 — 111th Congress: Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s34
“S. 34 — 111th Congress: Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. October 10, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s34>
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