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Congressman Maurice Hinchey of NY is preparing to reintroduce the Media Ownership Reform Act (MORA). See Daily Kos diary by "Eternal Hope" (January 31, 2007).

Senator Bernie Sanders of VT is preparing to introduce media ownership reform legislation. See description of FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein's visit to VT at Sanders' invitation. See also FCC Commissioner Michael Copps' commentary two days prior to his visit to Philadelphia, PA (January 18, 2007).

Congressman Dennis Kucinich, head of the Domestic Policy panel of the House Government Reform Committee, announced in January 2007 at the Media Reform Conference in Memphis that his committee will take up the Fairness Doctrine and other media issues this session. See "Kucinich Could Revive Fairness Doctrine" (Free Press, January 18, 2007).

The Federal Communications Commission will complete its review of FCC media ownership policies this spring. See "Why the FCC Will Get Media Ownership Wrong Again and What They Should Do to Get It Right" (Center for American Progress, January 26, 2007) and "Fox and Big Media" (Center for American Progress, July 16, 2004).

Official FCC comments form: Media Ownership Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Docket 06-121.

Pre-written FCC comment form at StopBigMedia.com

The FCC Commissioners will hold public hearings on media ownership: FCC hearings in Harrisburg, PA. (February 23, 2007)


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