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CCAGW Leads Coalition Urging Review of Video Marketplace Laws

October 1, 2019

Committee Member
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
U.S. Senate
512 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to review the existing laws governing the video marketplace.

Since the Cable Act of 1992 was enacted, the way in which consumers view video has changed dramatically.  Nearly everything can be watched anywhere.  Movies, television shows, news, and sporting events are available through online platforms like Netflix, Pluto TV, Roku, and YouTube, through podcasts and direct subscriptions to movie services including HBO Now and Starz, as well as broadcast television and cable.

The laws surrounding video viewing have remained stagnant and are in need of review and modernization.  We encourage the start of this effort and look forward to further engagement with you throughout the process.

Again, thank you for your consideration.   

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Schatz
President
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Jeff Mazzella
President
Center for Individual Freedom

Andrew Langer
President
Institute for Liberty

Bartlett Cleland
Executive Director
Innovation Economy Institute

Daniel Schneider
Executive Director
American Conservative Union

David Williams

President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Phil Kerpen
President
American Commitment

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