September 18, 2003

TALK ABOUT MOTIVATIONAL:

Senate Votes to Rescind New Media Ownership Rules (FoxNews.com, 9/16/2003)

WASHINGTON — The Senate employed a rare device Wednesday, voting to rescind new media ownership rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission (search) that would make it easier for corporations to expand their markets and cross ownership of print and broadcast outlets.

The Senate voted 55-40 to support a "resolution of disapproval" of new rules approved by the FCC in June. While Democrats lost a couple votes — Sens. Zell Miller of Georgia and John Breaux of Louisiana — and Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and John Edwards of North Carolina were on the campaign trail rather than the Senate floor, they managed to pick up 12 Republican votes.

Wow! What a compelling issue this must be for Republican Senators. The ingenuity is inspiring. Now, about those Federal Judge confirmations.....

Posted by John Resnick at September 18, 2003 12:57 PM
Comments

Does this mean the FCC rules, which were shot down by the House, were also shot down by the Senate and Bush will either sign or veto? or is this a wimpy way of objecting without putting Bush on the spot?

Posted by: AWW at September 18, 2003 3:00 PM
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