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House Proceeding 12-02-09 on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 0:23:10 to 0:26:50
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Cliff Stearns

0:23:07 to 0:23:29( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: and i urge my colleagues to vote to approve this legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields ba balance of his time. the gentleman from florida is recognized. >> madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. my colleagues, this bill is about 100 pages and the judiciary committee had probably

Cliff Stearns

0:23:10 to 0:26:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

0:23:30 to 0:23:51( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: , the majority of this bill. we start at page 74, title 2, and the preponderance is in the judiciary. but the bill is critical in the sense that this act itself is going to expire at the end of this month. we need to make sure that this passes.

Cliff Stearns

0:23:52 to 0:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: this has been a great display of bipartisanship. you had two committees, the judiciary committee and the energy and commerce committee. had separate bills, just like they have in the senate, the senate has a separate bill their commerce committee and also in the judiciary. but we have come together and it's a tribute to mr. boucher

Cliff Stearns

0:24:13 to 0:24:34( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: and mr. waxman, as well as mr. barton that we came together here in the house of representatives in bipartisan bill and we now have it on the floor. and we are hopeful that the senate will do the same thing because at this point they haven't and we might have to have an extension. i hope not. but i think it's been outlined pretty much some of the aspects about it so i'm going to concentrate on the areas that

Cliff Stearns

0:24:35 to 0:24:55( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: deal with telecommunications, a committee i serve as ranking member. the communication act provision makes clerical and substantive changes to reflect the end of analog broadcasting. that's a statement in itself with the new digital spectrum. they also require an f.c.c. report on weather the signal strength and standards for distance signal eligibility

Cliff Stearns

0:24:56 to 0:25:16( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: should be modified in light of the dtv transition. to implement the deal, dish has struck with broadcasters to regain authority free throw vide distant snals local into local service in all 210 markets. it clarify that nothing in this

Cliff Stearns

0:25:17 to 0:25:38( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: act must carry rights. nothing this act affects must carry rights. clarify that if a subscriber starts receiving from their satellite operator the network programming from a local station's multic subscriber shall no longer receive a stant signal carrying the network's

Cliff Stearns

0:25:39 to 0:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: programming. include language clarifying the restriction on use of compulsory licenses do not limit private deals negotiated without compulsory such as to provide in-state programming to orphaned counties. requires an f.c. report analyzing, one, the number of householdthat received

Cliff Stearns

0:26:00 to 0:26:24( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: out-of-state signals, two, the extent to which consumers have access to in-state programming, and three, whether there are alternative neilsen defined markets. earlier lamar smith, the gentleman from texas, mentioned there's some things that have to be ironed out. i think that's true. while it still contains in this

Cliff Stearns

0:26:25 to 0:26:45( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: bill a provision we proowe -- opposed in committee that tries to twist the dish's arm into carrying public broadcasting stations in high definition format, i was one that spoke against this, the additional views in the committee report reflect our concerns and that there is a chance that provision will become moot. since obviously the parties in negotiation were hoping for a

Cliff Stearns

0:26:46 to 0:26:50( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: favorable negotiation. so that will work itself out.

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