Congressman Targets FCC 'Egregious Case' Indecency Enforcement Limit, Then Withdraws Amendment
July 18, 2014 at 4:47 AM (PT)
Rep. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK) took a brief run at amending a Financial Services bill with a provision blocking the FCC from changing its indecency policy, reports MULTICHANNEL NEWS.
LANKFORD introduced an amendment that would have stopped the Commission from limiting its enforcement to only egregious cases, the standard adopted in 2012. LANKFORD complained on the House floor WEDNESDAY that the FCC had "unilaterally decided to leave complaints of incidents where TV content was offensive or inappropriate to be aired at times when children are likely to be in the audience." But LANKFORD withdrew the amendment shortly after introducing it.