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S. 2008 - Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011

Science, technology, communications. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the television marketplace, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011

S. 2008 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the television marketplace, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the television marketplace, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011
Sponsor
Jim DeMint
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Science, technology, communications
    • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
    • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
    • Contracts and agency
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Intellectual property
    • Telecommunication rates and fees
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced12/16/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced12/16/2011
    12/16/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    38 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011

    38 organizations supported this bill

    American Cable Association
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    American Public Power Association
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    American Television Alliance
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    AT&T
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    BendBroadband
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Bright House Networks
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Cablevision Systems
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    CenturyLink
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Charter Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Comporium Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    DirecTV
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Discovery Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Dish Network
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Eastern Rural Telecom Association
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    General Motors
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Harron Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Insight Communications Company
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Massillon Cable TV
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Mediacom Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Midcontinent Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    National Taxpayers Union
    Parde, Duane, Norquist, Grover, Schatz, Thomas, Williams, David, Mazzella, Jeffrey, Cobb, Kelly & (2012, February 9). Support the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act! An Open Letter to the United States Congress:. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from National Taxpayers Union.
    National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    New America Foundation
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Outdoor Channel
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Parents Television Council
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Public Knowledge
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Retirement Living TV
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Rural Independent Competitive Alliance
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Si TV
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Starz Entertainment
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Suddenlink Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    The Africa Channel
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Time Warner Cable
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    United States Telecom Association
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Verizon Communications
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.
    Wave Broadband And Astound Broadband
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.

    3 organizations opposed this bill

    American Conservative Union
    Campbell, Kristy (2012, March 28). ACU Chairman Al Cardenas’ Letter to Republican Members of Congress Regarding the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act . Retrieved April 10, 2012, from The American Conservative Union.
    Frontiers of Freedom
    Landrith, George (2012, March 9). Frontiers of Freedom's Concerns with the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from Frontiers of Freedom.
    National Association of Broadcasters
    TVNewsCheck (2011, December 16). Bill Would Repeal Retrans, Ownership Caps. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from TV News Check.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$100,550$23,950
    Kelly AyotteRNH$200,158$102,666
    John BarrassoRWY$299,550$59,950
    Max BaucusDMT$371,592$17,600
    Mark BegichDAK$242,109$17,893
    Michael F. BennetDCO$561,809$25,000
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$41,750$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$148,299$3,500
    Roy BluntRMO$464,760$195,266
    John BoozmanRAR$78,228$47,845
    Barbara BoxerDCA$940,042$28,850
    Scott P. BrownRMA$371,015$672,435
    Sherrod BrownDOH$378,175$33,651
    Richard BurrRNC$239,290$83,250
    Maria CantwellDWA$250,607$21,950
    Ben CardinDMD$251,047$9,500
    Tom CarperDDE$137,650$5,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$323,375$22,500
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$299,500$378,148
    Daniel CoatsRIN$61,028$52,850
    Tom CoburnROK$73,000$104,593
    William Thad CochranRMS$106,800$12,300
    Susan M. CollinsRME$187,150$75,800
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$13,000$2,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$143,700$9,250
    Bob CorkerRTN$230,480$64,180
    John CornynRTX$237,525$184,640
    Mike CrapoRID$78,860$7,700
    Jim DeMintRSC$162,270$310,970
    Dick DurbinDIL$276,600$5,850
    Mike EnziRWY$27,500$13,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$335,304$18,450
    Al FrankenDMN$899,068$16,312
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,107,524$70,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$182,241$29,308
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$228,500$60,650
    Kay R. HaganDNC$221,777$27,524
    Tom HarkinDIA$179,850$8,600
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$289,500$56,450
    Dean HellerRNV$284,932$166,937
    John HoevenRND$87,350$25,900
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$25,750$41,050
    Jim InhofeROK$142,100$69,725
    Dan InouyeDHI$225,200$14,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$261,911$45,250
    Mike JohannsRNE$239,834$30,246
    Ron JohnsonRWI$50,786$160,757
    Tim JohnsonDSD$174,254$19,050
    John F. KerryDMA$241,164$14,400
    Mark KirkRIL$248,675$256,200
    Amy KlobucharDMN$367,472$38,600
    Herb KohlDWI$0$-500
    Jon KylRAZ$18,500$11,250
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$309,230$60,299
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$214,737$26,100
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$295,235$21,050
    Mike LeeRUT$35,000$40,470
    Carl LevinDMI$215,529$6,423
    Joe LiebermanICT$32,500$0
    Dick LugarRIN$97,605$24,750
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$371,100$13,750
    John McCainRAZ$225,245$177,193
    Claire McCaskillDMO$672,044$35,725
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$650,975$301,033
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$341,355$69,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$178,547$5,124
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$87,233$5,800
    Jerry MoranRKS$169,800$25,400
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$308,850$5,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$199,541$1,000
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$147,275$15,125
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$349,300$16,950
    Rand PaulRKY$31,650$271,940
    Rob PortmanROH$242,675$153,213
    Mark L. PryorDAR$291,788$13,250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$88,113$2,700
    Harry ReidDNV$785,100$68,000
    Jim RischRID$79,149$184,706
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$143,505$118,649
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$423,800$26,600
    Marco RubioRFL$174,928$978,093
    Bernie SandersIVT$45,050$750
    Chuck SchumerDNY$516,700$51,125
    Jeff SessionsRAL$133,565$68,470
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$240,052$6,724
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$91,000$2,050
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$245,050$30,300
    Debbie StabenowDMI$304,361$10,650
    Jon TesterDMT$319,800$38,500
    John ThuneRSD$270,094$291,543
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$247,163$1,363,142
    Mark UdallDCO$617,251$30,162
    Tom UdallDNM$272,140$7,374
    David VitterRLA$175,750$253,901
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$419,833$37,000
    Jim WebbDVA$39,099$1,000
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$275,652$15,116
    Roger F. WickerRMS$344,100$101,925
    Ron WydenDOR$213,300$7,000

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$100,550$23,950
    Kelly AyotteRNH$200,158$102,666
    John BarrassoRWY$299,550$59,950
    Max BaucusDMT$371,592$17,600
    Mark BegichDAK$242,109$17,893
    Michael F. BennetDCO$561,809$25,000
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$41,750$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$148,299$3,500
    Roy BluntRMO$464,760$195,266
    John BoozmanRAR$78,228$47,845
    Barbara BoxerDCA$940,042$28,850
    Scott P. BrownRMA$371,015$672,435
    Sherrod BrownDOH$378,175$33,651
    Richard BurrRNC$239,290$83,250
    Maria CantwellDWA$250,607$21,950
    Ben CardinDMD$251,047$9,500
    Tom CarperDDE$137,650$5,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$323,375$22,500
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$299,500$378,148
    Daniel CoatsRIN$61,028$52,850
    Tom CoburnROK$73,000$104,593
    William Thad CochranRMS$106,800$12,300
    Susan M. CollinsRME$187,150$75,800
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$13,000$2,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$143,700$9,250
    Bob CorkerRTN$230,480$64,180
    John CornynRTX$237,525$184,640
    Mike CrapoRID$78,860$7,700
    Jim DeMintRSC$162,270$310,970
    Dick DurbinDIL$276,600$5,850
    Mike EnziRWY$27,500$13,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$335,304$18,450
    Al FrankenDMN$899,068$16,312
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,107,524$70,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$182,241$29,308
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$228,500$60,650
    Kay R. HaganDNC$221,777$27,524
    Tom HarkinDIA$179,850$8,600
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$289,500$56,450
    Dean HellerRNV$284,932$166,937
    John HoevenRND$87,350$25,900
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$25,750$41,050
    Jim InhofeROK$142,100$69,725
    Dan InouyeDHI$225,200$14,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$261,911$45,250
    Mike JohannsRNE$239,834$30,246
    Ron JohnsonRWI$50,786$160,757
    Tim JohnsonDSD$174,254$19,050
    John F. KerryDMA$241,164$14,400
    Mark KirkRIL$248,675$256,200
    Amy KlobucharDMN$367,472$38,600
    Herb KohlDWI$0$-500
    Jon KylRAZ$18,500$11,250
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$309,230$60,299
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$214,737$26,100
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$295,235$21,050
    Mike LeeRUT$35,000$40,470
    Carl LevinDMI$215,529$6,423
    Joe LiebermanICT$32,500$0
    Dick LugarRIN$97,605$24,750
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$371,100$13,750
    John McCainRAZ$225,245$177,193
    Claire McCaskillDMO$672,044$35,725
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$650,975$301,033
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$341,355$69,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$178,547$5,124
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$87,233$5,800
    Jerry MoranRKS$169,800$25,400
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$308,850$5,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$199,541$1,000
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$147,275$15,125
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$349,300$16,950
    Rand PaulRKY$31,650$271,940
    Rob PortmanROH$242,675$153,213
    Mark L. PryorDAR$291,788$13,250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$88,113$2,700
    Harry ReidDNV$785,100$68,000
    Jim RischRID$79,149$184,706
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$143,505$118,649
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$423,800$26,600
    Marco RubioRFL$174,928$978,093
    Bernie SandersIVT$45,050$750
    Chuck SchumerDNY$516,700$51,125
    Jeff SessionsRAL$133,565$68,470
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$240,052$6,724
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$91,000$2,050
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$245,050$30,300
    Debbie StabenowDMI$304,361$10,650
    Jon TesterDMT$319,800$38,500
    John ThuneRSD$270,094$291,543
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$247,163$1,363,142
    Mark UdallDCO$617,251$30,162
    Tom UdallDNM$272,140$7,374
    David VitterRLA$175,750$253,901
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$419,833$37,000
    Jim WebbDVA$39,099$1,000
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$275,652$15,116
    Roger F. WickerRMS$344,100$101,925
    Ron WydenDOR$213,300$7,000

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Electric Power utilities$4,250,585
    Motion Picture production & distribution$3,727,693
    Telephone utilities$3,464,689
    Cable distributors & service providers$2,961,913
    Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,305,714
    Non-profit foundations$1,951,640
    Cable & satellite TV production$1,421,742
    Telecommunications$1,290,689
    Cell/wireless service providers$1,094,293
    Auto manufacturers$1,007,694
    TV production$949,618
    General business associations$412,685
    Communications & Electronics$141,800
    Fiscal & tax policy$57,975
    Consumer groups$5,150

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
    Commercial TV & radio stations$1,894,769
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