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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$2,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$77,100$79,433
    Kelly AyotteRNH$143,344$148,711
    John BarrassoRWY$296,000$69,300
    Max BaucusDMT$340,642$16,600
    Mark BegichDAK$182,021$16,673
    Michael BennetDCO$522,438$24,000
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,750$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$164,900$2,500
    Roy BluntRMO$398,844$279,586
    John BoozmanRAR$43,700$89,095
    Barbara BoxerDCA$925,170$20,800
    Scott BrownRMA$386,599$798,070
    Sherrod BrownDOH$369,025$30,101
    Richard BurrRNC$185,722$93,350
    Maria CantwellDWA$295,178$21,950
    Ben CardinDMD$258,896$10,750
    Tom CarperDDE$138,050$5,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$344,400$16,750
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$259,500$555,048
    Daniel CoatsRIN$71,000$101,900
    Tom CoburnROK$58,150$139,443
    William Thad CochranRMS$62,900$23,700
    Susan CollinsRME$168,350$168,333
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$12,821$2,000
    Chris CoonsDDE$135,050$6,250
    Bob CorkerRTN$227,455$67,430
    John CornynRTX$241,325$456,372
    Mike CrapoRID$74,967$8,200
    Jim DeMintRSC$143,400$391,920
    Dick DurbinDIL$289,750$3,850
    Mike EnziRWY$23,500$13,250
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$365,760$23,600
    Alan FrankenDMN$797,702$21,573
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,088,645$64,600
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$173,069$47,250
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$203,700$78,800
    Kay HaganDNC$159,250$15,873
    Tom HarkinDIA$178,000$4,000
    Orrin HatchRUT$355,881$49,000
    Dean HellerRNV$278,457$180,187
    John HoevenRND$69,100$37,500
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$26,000$92,150
    Jim InhofeROK$115,404$166,675
    Dan InouyeDHI$164,600$11,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$217,675$52,250
    Mike JohannsRNE$115,199$82,996
    Ron JohnsonRWI$48,400$222,803
    Tim JohnsonDSD$135,018$14,750
    John KerryDMA$229,714$12,400
    Mark KirkRIL$233,350$369,525
    Amy KlobucharDMN$362,403$36,350
    Herb KohlDWI$0$-500
    Jon KylRAZ$19,000$500
    Mary LandrieuDLA$262,443$52,399
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$221,487$27,100
    Patrick LeahyDVT$346,785$11,250
    Mike LeeRUT$38,850$59,296
    Carl LevinDMI$220,329$5,423
    Joe LiebermanICT$11,400$0
    Dick LugarRIN$89,505$22,000
    Joe ManchinDWV$318,150$13,000
    John McCainRAZ$244,070$239,823
    Claire McCaskillDMO$637,905$33,725
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$577,775$563,908
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$295,455$46,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$148,267$4,308
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$62,983$5,800
    Jerry MoranRKS$108,943$36,400
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$264,100$12,150
    Patty MurrayDWA$246,964$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$141,100$16,125
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$341,700$15,450
    Rand PaulRKY$25,050$298,635
    Rob PortmanROH$214,003$240,981
    Mark PryorDAR$218,188$12,250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$73,857$2,200
    Harry ReidDNV$769,050$58,000
    Jim RischRID$57,849$235,809
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$106,595$189,949
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$351,850$25,600
    Marco RubioRFL$171,018$838,576
    Bernie SandersIVT$44,050$750
    Chuck SchumerDNY$517,000$42,600
    Jeff SessionsRAL$120,065$106,870
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$204,069$7,173
    Richard ShelbyRAL$73,750$8,700
    Olympia SnoweRME$165,800$30,300
    Debbie StabenowDMI$288,438$11,750
    Jon TesterDMT$289,900$36,000
    John ThuneRSD$209,344$421,592
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$206,582$1,175,598
    Mark UdallDCO$559,259$27,123
    Tom UdallDNM$222,788$7,373
    David VitterRLA$137,075$303,375
    Mark WarnerDVA$343,739$32,700
    Jim WebbDVA$28,265$1,000
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$280,685$15,700
    Roger WickerRMS$216,175$163,275
    Ron WydenDOR$252,069$8,000

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$77,100$79,433
    Kelly AyotteRNH$143,344$148,711
    John BarrassoRWY$296,000$69,300
    Max BaucusDMT$340,642$16,600
    Mark BegichDAK$182,021$16,673
    Michael BennetDCO$522,438$24,000
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,750$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$164,900$2,500
    Roy BluntRMO$398,844$279,586
    John BoozmanRAR$43,700$89,095
    Barbara BoxerDCA$925,170$20,800
    Scott BrownRMA$386,599$798,070
    Sherrod BrownDOH$369,025$30,101
    Richard BurrRNC$185,722$93,350
    Maria CantwellDWA$295,178$21,950
    Ben CardinDMD$258,896$10,750
    Tom CarperDDE$138,050$5,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$344,400$16,750
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$259,500$555,048
    Daniel CoatsRIN$71,000$101,900
    Tom CoburnROK$58,150$139,443
    William Thad CochranRMS$62,900$23,700
    Susan CollinsRME$168,350$168,333
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$12,821$2,000
    Chris CoonsDDE$135,050$6,250
    Bob CorkerRTN$227,455$67,430
    John CornynRTX$241,325$456,372
    Mike CrapoRID$74,967$8,200
    Jim DeMintRSC$143,400$391,920
    Dick DurbinDIL$289,750$3,850
    Mike EnziRWY$23,500$13,250
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$365,760$23,600
    Alan FrankenDMN$797,702$21,573
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,088,645$64,600
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$173,069$47,250
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$203,700$78,800
    Kay HaganDNC$159,250$15,873
    Tom HarkinDIA$178,000$4,000
    Orrin HatchRUT$355,881$49,000
    Dean HellerRNV$278,457$180,187
    John HoevenRND$69,100$37,500
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$26,000$92,150
    Jim InhofeROK$115,404$166,675
    Dan InouyeDHI$164,600$11,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$217,675$52,250
    Mike JohannsRNE$115,199$82,996
    Ron JohnsonRWI$48,400$222,803
    Tim JohnsonDSD$135,018$14,750
    John KerryDMA$229,714$12,400
    Mark KirkRIL$233,350$369,525
    Amy KlobucharDMN$362,403$36,350
    Herb KohlDWI$0$-500
    Jon KylRAZ$19,000$500
    Mary LandrieuDLA$262,443$52,399
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$221,487$27,100
    Patrick LeahyDVT$346,785$11,250
    Mike LeeRUT$38,850$59,296
    Carl LevinDMI$220,329$5,423
    Joe LiebermanICT$11,400$0
    Dick LugarRIN$89,505$22,000
    Joe ManchinDWV$318,150$13,000
    John McCainRAZ$244,070$239,823
    Claire McCaskillDMO$637,905$33,725
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$577,775$563,908
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$295,455$46,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$148,267$4,308
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$62,983$5,800
    Jerry MoranRKS$108,943$36,400
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$264,100$12,150
    Patty MurrayDWA$246,964$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$141,100$16,125
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$341,700$15,450
    Rand PaulRKY$25,050$298,635
    Rob PortmanROH$214,003$240,981
    Mark PryorDAR$218,188$12,250
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$73,857$2,200
    Harry ReidDNV$769,050$58,000
    Jim RischRID$57,849$235,809
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$106,595$189,949
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$351,850$25,600
    Marco RubioRFL$171,018$838,576
    Bernie SandersIVT$44,050$750
    Chuck SchumerDNY$517,000$42,600
    Jeff SessionsRAL$120,065$106,870
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$204,069$7,173
    Richard ShelbyRAL$73,750$8,700
    Olympia SnoweRME$165,800$30,300
    Debbie StabenowDMI$288,438$11,750
    Jon TesterDMT$289,900$36,000
    John ThuneRSD$209,344$421,592
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$206,582$1,175,598
    Mark UdallDCO$559,259$27,123
    Tom UdallDNM$222,788$7,373
    David VitterRLA$137,075$303,375
    Mark WarnerDVA$343,739$32,700
    Jim WebbDVA$28,265$1,000
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$280,685$15,700
    Roger WickerRMS$216,175$163,275
    Ron WydenDOR$252,069$8,000

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Cable & satellite TV production & distribution$4,813,429
    Electric Power utilities$4,181,168
    Motion Picture production & distribution$3,385,664
    Online computer services$2,576,184
    Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,140,010
    Non-profit foundations$1,546,802
    Telecommunications$1,043,991
    TV production & distribution$1,018,053
    Auto manufacturers$1,001,794
    General business associations$556,835
    Telephone & communications equipment$454,393
    Communications & Electronics$189,600
    Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    Commercial TV & radio stations$1,751,146
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