With House OK, Senate Passage Of Media Diversity Bill Needed


It was a busy Tuesday on Capitol Hill for Members of the lower body of Congress, as the House of Representatives passed five communications and technology bills.

Among the legislation approved: the MEDIA Diversity Act of 2021 (H.R. 1754). House Members also passed a non-binding resolution reaffirming Congress’s commitment to media diversity that sees them pledge to work with the private sector on solutions eliminating barriers to media diversity.

It’s now up to the Senate, and its Republican members, to get a Senate version of H.R. 1754 passed and readied for President Biden to sign.

Note: This story was updated on July 23, 2021 to reflect Rep. Marc Veasey (R-Tex.)’s role as a co-lead in H.R. 1754.

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