Pence Pushes Congress For Fairness Doctrine Ban Vote
October 17, 2007 at 2:14 PM (PT)
Rep. MIKE PENCE (R-IN) is trying to force a vote on his bill to ban the return of the Fairness Doctrine with a discharge petition filed WEDNESDAY.
THE HILL reports that PENCE told Congress, "The time has come to do away with the Fairness Doctrine once and for all ... To my colleagues in Congress I respectfully say: If you oppose the Fairness Doctrine, sign the petition. If you cherish the dynamic national asset that is American talk radio, sign the petition. If you simply believe that broadcast freedom deserves an up-or-down vote on the floor of the people’s House, sign the petition." If a majority of members sign the petition, an up-or-down vote will be forced.