Bill Would Fund Elections With Spectrum Proceeds

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Bill Would Fund Elections With Spectrum Proceeds - 2010-09-22 15:28:52 | Broadcasting & Cable

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"A bill that would use proceeds from spectrum auctions to help finance the political campaigns of House members has been introduced, and one powerful Republican is trying to make sure it gets a full vetting." ...

... "The FCC already has its eye on some of that money to help compensate broadcasters for reclaiming their spectrum for wireless and helping fund an interoperable emergency communications network." ...


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House Energy & Commerce Committee ranking member Joe Barton (R-Tex.) has called on committee Chairman Henry Waxman to hold a hearing on the bill, HR 6116, before it gets any consideration on the House floor. The bill was referred to the committee.
Barton needs to be beaten. Severely.