Originally published: March 6, 2012
Last updated: March 6, 2012 - 4:27pm
According to a copy of an amendment to HR 3909, the Federal Communications Commission reform bill being marked up in the House Commerce Committee, some legislators want the FCC to add online political disclosures by broadcasters and cable operators to that list of reforms.
The amendment, likely from Democrats who have been pushing for more political ad disclosures in the wake of Citizens United, reads:
"The Commission shall revise its rules to require the public inspection file of a broadcast licensee, cable operator, or provider of direct broadcast satellite service to include, from each entity sponsoring political programming, a certification that identifies any donors that have contributed a total of $10,000 or more to such entity during the 2-year period preceding the request of such entity to purchase time for such programming."
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