Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Brownback Attempts to Restore Decency

Legislation that would restore regulation of sex, profanity and violence on broadcast TV is scheduled for a vote Thursday in a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

One of the two amendments offered by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., would render moot a recent U.S. circuit court decision that struck down government efforts to regulate indecent content during the "safe harbor" hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The second amendment would give the Federal Communications Commission the authority to prohibit excessive violence from 6-10 p.m. on prime-time TV.


If your senator is listed below, urge him or her to support Sen. Brownback's two decency amendments when the Senate Financial Services Subcommittee marks up the Financial Services Appropriations Bill on Thursday.

Democratic subcommittee members:

Sen. Richard Durbin (Chairman, Ill.)
Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.)
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.)
Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.)

Republican subcommittee members:

Sen. Sam Brownback (Ranking member, Kan.)
Sen. Christopher Bond (Mo.)
Sen. Richard Shelby (Ala.)
Sen. Wayne Allard (Colo.)

(Source: Focus on the Family; CitizenLink)