By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-20-21

The House passed a bill and a resolution July 20 aimed at achieving greater media diversity.

The votes on each were 319-105 – they were part of a bloc vote on a handful of communications-related bills.

H.R. 1754, the MEDIA (Measuring the Economics Driving Investments and Access) Diversity Act, was introduced by Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Marc Veasey (D-Texas). It would require the FCC to take into account barriers to market entry for “socially disadvantaged individuals.”

Also passed was a resolution committing the House to work with media entities and others to advance media diversity.  » Read More