Broadcasting & Cable: Campaign Legal Center Applauds Rep. Lujan FCC Political File Bill


The Campaign Legal Center, which monitors the political files and has been pushing the FCC and/or Congress to beef up on-screen political ad funding disclosures, sent a letter to Congress urging swift action on the bill, H.R. 4179, The Fair and Clear Campaign Transparent Act, or FCC Transparency Act for short, given the approaching 2016 presidential election.

CLC is definitely on the same, difficult to read, page as O'Boyle. "Currently, broadcasters are uploading in pdf format whatever paper documents would have been placed in the public file," the group said. "Every station keeps its records somewhat differently.  As a result, the current database is difficult to navigate and does not permit the aggregation of spending by a particular campaign or outside group."

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