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H.R. 6055 (114th): Fairness in Political Advertising Act of 2016

About the bill

A recent analysis of coverage in the media of the presidential candidates estimated how much it would have cost the campaigns to purchase the same amount of air time, given current market rates for advertisements. Republican candidate Donald Trump “earned” $1.89 billion worth of media coverage. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton earned less than half of that, only $746 million.

A new bill introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH9) could have closed that gap.

What the bill does

The legislation called the Fairness in Political Advertising Act, H.R. 6055 ...

Sponsor and status

Marcy Kaptur

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016
Length: 6 pages

Sep 15, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 15, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sep 15, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 6055 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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