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Hearing on "Lifting Voices: Legislation to Promote Media Marketplace Diversity"

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:30am
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a legislative hearing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled, "Lifting Voices: Legislation to Promote Media Marketplace Diversity."


Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Opening Statement of Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery





H.Res. 549, reaffirming the commitment to media diversity and pledging to work with media entitities and diverse stakeholders to develop common ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity

H.R. 3957, the "Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2019"

H.R. 5564, the "Enhancing Broadcaster Diversity and Inclusion by Verifying and Ensuring the Reporting required by Statute is Transpiring and Yielding Data Act" or the "Enhancing Broadcaster DIVERSITY Data Act"

H.R. 5567, the "Measuring the Economics Driving Investments and Access for Diversity Act of 2020" or the "MEDIA Diversity Act of 2020"



Maurita Coley, Esq.
President and CEO
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council


Clint Odom
Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Policy &
Executive Director, Washington Bureau
National Urban League


Catherine J.K. Sandoval
Associate Professor
Santa Clara University School of Law


Diane Sutter
ShootingStar Inc.