“Modern Television Act of 2019” is a Victory for Consumers and Small Businesses, Says Advocate for Entrepreneurs

By at 29 July, 2019, 7:09 am


For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – On July 26, 2019 the “Modern Television Act of 2019” was introduced by U.S. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), a bill to repeal outdated regulations of the 1992 Cable Act. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the bipartisan legislation:

“With the introduction of the Modern Television Act of 2019, Congress has a unique opportunity to fix the broken and dated retransmission consent system. The updated rules will allow consumers and small businesses to fully experience the benefits of the modern TV marketplace without the fear of costly service interruption.

“Consumers will be protected and empowered to access the TV content of their choice, while small businesses that often operate on thin margins will be better positioned to control the cost of their service. Rather than continue to allow content to be held hostage during unfair disputes between broadcasters and cable providers, Congress should work toward the swift passage of this important bipartisan effort.”


Karen Kerrigan


SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit for additional information. Twitter: @SBECouncil



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