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H.R. 3426: Television Freedom at Our Nation’s Airports Act of 2019

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Whenever you go to an airport, they seem to be playing CNN. Should that be changed by law?


Many Republicans have criticized CNN in recent years for what they claim is biased left-leaning reporting, including President Trump frequently calling the network “fake news” and retweeting a cartoon of a train killing a reporter from the network.

But CNN has become known as the television network airing in one particular location, where even viewers who disagree with their content can’t escape. “There’s Fox News for conservatives, MSNBC for liberals,” comedian Bill Maher quipped, “ and CNN for airports.”

Indeed, CNN has deals in place to air around the clock on televisions in about 60 airports, including 20 of the nation’s 25 busiest airports — including ones in New York ...

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Steve King

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jun 21, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 21, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 21, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 21, 2019

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