Rockefeller set to consider measure to mute commercials


Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is convening an executive session of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during which a number of bills and nominations will be considered. Among them is a bill to tone down TV commercials.

The bill originated in the House of Representatives, coming from Anna Eshoo (D-CA).

Entitled “S. 2847, Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act,” it would require that television advertisements are broadcast within the same volume range as the programming in which they are embedded.

The Committee will consider six other bills and will entertain three nominees for various federal positions. The session will kick off at 2:30PM.