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House Proceeding 12-15-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 0:07:40 to 0:11:00
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Rick Boucher

0:07:37 to 0:07:57( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: important community-based legislation and looking to it being enacted into law. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman from virginia. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boucher: the bill before

Rick Boucher

0:07:40 to 0:11:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Rick Boucher

0:07:58 to 0:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: the house is the local community radio act of 2009. it was introduced by representatives doyle and terry and will provide additional opportunities to create new low-power f.m. radio stations by allowing their operation on third adjacent channels to the full powered radio stations. low-power stations, which are

Rick Boucher

0:08:21 to 0:08:42( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: comm operate at 100 watts or less of power and have a broadcast reach typically of only a few miles play a unique role in our media. they are far more likely than their full-powered counterparts to be owned by women or minorities, and they're an

Rick Boucher

0:08:43 to 0:09:03( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: important forum for local clergy, for institutions and for a wide array of community leaders to have a say on important local issues. . i commend radio broadcasters, significant stakeholders in this matter, as we have resolved the concerns of local public broadcasting stations

Rick Boucher

0:09:04 to 0:09:26( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: protect the numerous translator stations that they operate for many local -- from any local channel interference. the amendments we adopted in the subcommittee consideration of the bill achieve that protection. among other provisions, the bill directs the federal communications commission to allow the operation of

Rick Boucher

0:09:27 to 0:09:48( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: low-power third channels to the full power of f.m. stations and f.m. ranslator and booster stations. retains the s.e.c.'s existing minimum distance separation requirements for f.m. stations that provide radio reading services for the visually impaired. at the same time the bill

Rick Boucher

0:09:49 to 0:10:11( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: provides for remediation of interference complaints between low-power f.m. stations and full-power stations as well as f.m. translator and booster stations, and the measure directs the f.c.c. to conduct an economic study of the effect of low-power f.m. stations on full service commercial stations and submit those

Rick Boucher

0:10:12 to 0:10:32( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: findings to the congress within one year. i want to thank mr. doyle for his tireless work on this measure. he has introduced this bill several times and this is the first congress in which it has been brought to the house floor. i tremendousl appreciate his work and the work of mr. terry,

Rick Boucher

0:10:33 to 0:10:53( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: his partner in this exercise, with t various stakeholders and with members of our subcommittee collectively has resulted in our being able to present this bill to the house today. i also want to commend the bipartisan approach that we have tak in our subcommittee and full committee to

Rick Boucher

0:10:54 to 0:11:01( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: processing this measure. commend chairman waxman and ranking members barton and stearns for the highly cooperative manner in which we

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