Report: Frist Tries Indecency "Fast-Track" Again
May 18, 2006 at 6:10 AM (PT)
Senate Majority Leader BILL FRIST (R-TN) is trying again to "fast-track" the Senate Broadcast Indecency Bill in an attempt to bypass the SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE and get the bill passed by unanimous consent.
BROADCASTING AND CABLE reports that FRIST, who tried the procedure with the House version of the bill last week only to have an unnamed Senator place a hold on the bill, tried to fast-track Sen. SAM BROWNBACK's (R-KS) bill WEDNESDAY but that BROWNBACK's staff does not expect the move to succeed and is looking at a "Plan B" that would use another parlimentary procedure to get the bill to a floor vote without committee approval. Committee chair TED STEVENS (R-AK) has been holding the bill while letting industry self-regulation take hold.