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.

Introduced:
Mar 08, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Tim Ryan
Representative for Ohio's 17th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 08, 2012
Length
3 pages
 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Mar 08, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 08, 2012
 
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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
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House Armed Services

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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 the Armed Forces and Americans aspire, and that the AFRTS should avoid airing programming that has a history of being contrary to such values.
Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to certify annually to Congress that such AFRTS-broadcast programming represents best-faith efforts to communicate the DOD's policies, priorities, programs, goals, and initiatives while avoiding airing programming with values contrary to Armed Forces and U.S. values.

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