Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Could the Coleman-DeMint-Thune amendment be coming back? Last week, an objection blocked Sen. Coleman's (R-MN) attempt to introduce the amendment, which would prohibit the FCC from re-instituting the "Fairness Doctrine," and thus kept the amendment from being debated and voted on. But Coleman's people, according to CNS, have hope that they can try to attach this amendment to the Defense bill again:
a spokesman for Coleman told Cybercast News Service that Fairness Doctrine opponents are "actively seeking" ways to reintroduce it this week.

"I think there's still an opportunity to do it on [the Defense authorization bill], so we might bring it back up," spokesman LeRoy Coleman said. "It was blocked once [but] hopefully we can have a debate.