One Week Later, Rand Paul Gets Noticed For Media Preservation Bill

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On Wednesday, September 7, roughly 24 hours before Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz all but killed the NAB-Backed “Journalism Competition Preservation Act” with an unexpected amendment that gained the support of GOP co-sponsor John Kennedy of Louisiana.


Little did anyone realize that just one day earlier, a Republican Senator from Kentucky introduced a bill designed to give local broadcasters and newspapers “much-needed relief from outdated government restrictions.”

It seems the bill went largely ignored until late Tuesday, when one veteran trade journalist discovered it.

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