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Senate Votes to Reverse FCC on Media Ownership

Senate Votes to Reverse FCC on Media Ownership

The Senate voted 55-40 to pass a resolution to roll back the FCC’s new media ownership rules. The action comes despite the threat of a Presidential veto. Senators Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., Russ Feingold, D-Wis. and Trent Lott, R-Miss. led the effort.
Feingold said after the vote: “I hope that the FCC will now understand how serious we are in Congress about this issue. They didn’t just make an honest mistake. They didn’t just misinterpret a complicated or ambiguous statute. They headed off in entirely the wrong direction.”
The resolution now goes to the House where its fate is uncertain. Other legislative efforts to reverse or limit the effectiveness of the new rules are also underway.