S. 62 (111th): Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 34 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jan 07, 2009

H.R. 226 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 07, 2009

Sponsor
James “Jim” Inhofe
Senior Senator from Oklahoma
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 34 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2009

H.R. 226 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.

Summary

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Cosponsors
none
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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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 to require broadcasters to present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance, commonly referred to as the Fairness Doctrine.

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