[announce] ALERT:S.3304 Passes Through Senate by Unanimous Consent
ebridges at acb.org
Fri Aug 6 02:58:28 GMT 2010
I am extremely proud to announce that just before 10:00 Eastern, the U.S.
Senate passed S.3304, The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act by unanimous consent (UC).
As you probably read earlier today, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) wanted
extra time to review the legislation which is the prerogative of any senator
when a bill is moving through the UC process. This process is used for
legislation that is considered to be noncontroversial. This evening the
Senator agreed to allow the bill to move and it passed.
S.3304 has been strengthened by having certain provisions added from
H.R.3101. Accessible user interfaces allowing for interaction with the
internet and a path for more video described content across the country have
greatly enhanced the bill. This bill will now be passed by the House of
Representatives under suspension and soon after, will be signed in to law
by the President.
What an evening it has been. I am so grateful to the membership for the
tireless advocacy that has been demonstrated throughout this process! We can
be proud of the very real progress that has been forged. Hang in everyone,
there is only one more hurdle to jump! We're almost there.
I will most certainly make everybody aware of the date when the House will
take up 3304.
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