Latta Statement Regarding President’s Signature of STELAR into Law
Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), Vice-Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today released the following statement regarding the President’s signature of H.R. 5728, the STELA Reauthorization (STELAR) Act, into law. This bipartisan legislation ensures 1.5 million satellite television subscribers continue to receive broadcast programming. It also includes a bipartisan, pro-consumer provision, similar to the one Latta and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) introduced in the House, to eliminate the integration ban.
“Congress came together in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to get this must-pass legislation signed into law,” said Latta. “Working together, we were able to ensure 1.5 million satellite television subscribers can continue to receive their broadcast programming uninterrupted, while also implementing a number of pro-consumer provisions that will foster greater investment and innovation. In addition, by repealing the integration ban – an outdated technological mandate – we are underscoring our commitment to modernizing our communications laws to maximize America’s full potential.”
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