H.R. 4189 (112th): To require the Secretary of Defense to provide an annual certification that all programming on the American Forces Radio and Television Service represents the best-faith efforts by the Department of Defense to provide programming for members of the Armed Forces and their families that communicates the policies, priorities, programs, goals, and initiatives of the Department while avoiding airing programming that exhibits values contrary to the values of the Armed Forces and the United States.


Mar 8, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Tim Ryan

Representative for Ohio's 17th congressional district



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3/8/2012--Introduced.Expresses the sense of Congress that programs broadcast by the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) should reflect the values, including equality, freedom, and service, to which members of ... Read more >

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Mar 8, 2012

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