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H.R. 1409: RUSH WAS RIGHT Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1409

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 26, 2021

(for himself, Mrs. Boebert, Mr. Bishop of North Carolina, Mr. Perry, and Mr. Norman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the Fairness Doctrine.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reassuring that the United States Has Wide And Scrupulous Rhetorical Insight to Garnish Honest Thought Act of 2021 or the RUSH WAS RIGHT Act of 2021.

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Fairness Doctrine prohibited

Title III of the Communications Act of 1934 is amended by inserting after section 303 (47 U.S.C. 303) the following new section:

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Limitation on general powers: Fairness Doctrine

Notwithstanding section 303 or any other provision of this Act or any other Act authorizing the Commission to prescribe rules, regulations, policies, doctrines, standards, or other requirements, the Commission shall not have the authority to prescribe any rule, regulation, policy, doctrine, standard, or other requirement that has the purpose or effect of reinstating or repromulgating (in whole or in part) the requirement that broadcasters present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance, commonly referred to as the Fairness Doctrine, as repealed in General Fairness Doctrine Obligations of Broadcast Licensees, 50 Fed. Reg. 35418 (1985).

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