H. Res. 171 responds to the concerns raised during a July FCC tie vote, which stalled a proposed Notice of Inquiry (NOI) into liquor advertising on TV and radio. The NOI would have prompted the FCC to conduct a public investigation into the issue in response to requests from President Clinton, Attorney General Reno, 15 state Attorneys General, former Surgeon General Koop, 26 Members of Congress, and more than 250 organizations representing over 30 million citizens from every state.
In voting against the NOI, two FCC Commissioners asserted that a Commission inquiry should be undertaken only in response to a Congressional call for action. H. Res. 171 is that call, and it is one of our best chances for a timely public forum on liquor ads on TV and radio.
RESOLUTION CO-SIGNERS NEEDED:
We need to let our Representatives know that our kids are more important than the liquor and advertising industries. Please call your representative -- and encourage others to do the same -- to ask for endorsement of H.Res. 171.
U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Look for Representatives to return home during the up-coming
recess: August 2 - September 2.
The conclusion of H. Res. 171 states: