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Broadcasters' "Next Gen" Proposal to FCC Would Cost Consumers

The new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been one of the most consistently outstanding agencies of the Trump Administration in terms of restoring regulatory sanity after eight years of politicized abuse throughout the Obama Administration.

Unfortunately, the FCC remains under assault from groups seeking to leverage federal policy toward its own advantage, and continued vigilance is critical.

In just the latest illustration, broadcasters have begun pressuring the FCC to allow television stations to begin transmitting signals in a new "ATSC 3.0" format.  Also referred to as "Next Gen," such a transition would impact every American consumer who watches television, and not necessarily for the better.  In addition to costing taxpayers, it could create a de facto federal mandate…[more]

August 23, 2017 • 10:20 am

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Week of August 16th 2017
How many times between 1996 and 2016 did the U.S. Congress pass a full federal budget instead of relying on continuing resolutions or omnibus spending bills?
Not at all
Once
Three Times
Five Times
Week of August 9th 2017
Under which one of the following 20th century U.S. Presidents was a U.S. Army General designated White House Chief of Staff?
Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Franklin Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
Week of August 2nd 2017
Which one of the following events did NOT take place on August 3rd?
Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President
Christopher Columbus set sail for America
First nuclear submarine voyaged under the North Pole
JFK’s PT 109 came under fire in the Solomon Islands
Week of July 26th 2017
How many Congressional Recess periods per session are based in statute (as opposed to tradition or the whim of Congressional Leadership)?
None
One
Two
Three
Week of July 19th 2017
Which one of the following U.S. Presidents signed into law the greatest number of legislative bills in the first 100 days of his presidency?
Barack Obama
John F. Kennedy
Harry Truman
Donald Trump
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