Congress Voting On Huge TV Indecency Penalties
The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON -- The House is set to vote late Wednesday on the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, which would increase maximum fines for indecent material on the airwaves to as much as $325,000.
The Senate approved the legislation last month and the president is expected to sign it into law if it passes the House.
Currently the biggest fine the Federal Communications Commission can levy is $32,500.
The vote would cap a two-year effort by Congress to crack down on what its supporters call indecent language and behavior broadcast into American homes.
The effort gained popularity after the Janet Jackson incident during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.
Tougher penalties for broadcast indecency violations have been a high priority of some conservative groups.
Re: Congress Voting On Huge TV Indecency Penalties
Congress is wasting our fucking money.