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Pallone & Doyle Praise House Passage of Resolution Reaffirming a Commitment to Media Diversity

Dec 9, 2020
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) released the following joint statement today after the House of Representatives passed H. Res 549, a resolution reaffirming the House’s commitment to diversity in media:

“Over the past year we have heard the growing calls for diversity in positions of power and listened to the millions of Americans who know, as we do, that representation matters. Now more than ever, it is critical that we recommit to doing all we can to foster that representation, particularly in an industry as influential and powerful as the media,” said Pallone and Doyle. “We must eliminate barriers to media diversity and provide all Americans the opportunity to engage with more independent and local media outlets that reflect the people of our diverse nation. Today’s resolution reaffirms our commitment to seeing that done, and we thank our colleagues for their strong, bipartisan support.”

The House of Representatives passed the following bill:

H. Res. 549, a resolution reaffirming the commitment of the House of Representatives to media diversity, was introduced by Rep. Val Deming (D-FL) and pledges to work with media entities and diverse stakeholders to develop common ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity. The resolution passed on the House Floor by voice vote.