Klobuchar: ‘Democracy Relies’ on Passing Zombie Media Cartel Bill, THE JCPA this is big and buried deep in all sources

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said on Thursday that democracy relies on passing the controversial Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA).

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) said on Thursday that the bill will be “held over” as Klobuchar and Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) hash out disagreements over content moderation provisions in the bill.

“I’m the daughter of a newspaperman, and I’m not going to stop fighting for local news. Our democracy relies on it.

 Chairman Durbin has committed to taking up our bipartisan bill in the Judiciary Committee next week,” she said:

Thursday’s delay follows Klobuchar’s decision to pause the advancement of the JCPA out of the Judiciary Committee after Judiciary Republicans managed to successfully pass an amendment to the bill, sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that would prevent media conglomerates and big tech platforms from discussing content moderation during negotiations.

Democrats balked at the inclusion of the amendment, and Klobuchar said the agreement between her and Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) blew up.

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Cruz lauded the bill’s delay as a victory for free speech.

Sen. Klobuchar clearly isn’t interested in actually passing legislation to rein in Big Tech — just look at the JCPA markup,” a congressional aide told Breitbart News. “It was sloppy committee work and arrogance to not do a proper whip count beforehand. But it doesn’t matter to her. It’s all about looking like a fighter for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, so they’ll support her next presidential run.”



h/t Coastie Patriot


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