About the bill
Corporations aren’t allowed to own more than a certain percentage of the television market, under federal law. Should corporations get a special “discount” on certain types of television stations when their total media ownership is calculated?
For decades, the federal government had instituted caps on media ownership. No individual media conglomerate was allowed to collectively own so many local television stations throughout the country that they would cumulatively reach more than 39 percent of U.S. households.
This rule was implemented to preserve local ownership and to prevent ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on July 27, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jul 27, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 14, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1789.
H.R. 3478 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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