Senate Votes To Block FCC Ownership Rules

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A “resolution of disapproval” criticizing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's controversial media cross-ownership rules was passed Thursday by the Senate on a voice vote, although the measure faces a likely presidential veto.

The resolution, co-sponsored by Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.) and 24 other senators, aims to prohibit the FCC from putting the new rules into effect. The rules were passed by the FCC in December and would overturn a 32-year-old measure that bans companies from owning both a broadcast station and a daily newspaper in...
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