Stevens Pushes For Senate Vote On Anti-Indecency Bill
December 6, 2007 at 5:07 PM (PT)
Senate Commerce Committee Vice-Chairman TED STEVENS (R-AK) is back on the anti-indecency kick, pushing for a vote on Sen. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV)'s anti-"fleeting profanity" bill that has been stalled between committee approval (which it got earlier this year) and a floor vote. The bill, the Protecting Children from Indecency Programming Act, was filed WEDNESDAY to bring it to a floor vote, but may not be taken up before the end of the 2007 calendar.
STEVENS issued a statement reading, "I urge the Senate to take up this important legislation. Radio and broadcast TV are still the way most Americans get their news and entertainment. Whether sitting in a car with your children or in front of the TV, the American public should be able to expect that they will not be barraged with unexpected indecent material, whether it is through an image or a word."