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Congress Turning Down Volume of TV Commercials

Measure clears Senate, should be law soon

(Newser) - Bipartisan agreement on the this one: The Senate unanimously passed a bill that outlaws blaring TV commercials, the AP reports. Because the House already cleared a similar measure, this one's destined to become law soon after minor differences are ironed out. Under the CALM act, TV stations have to make... More »

House OKs Bill to Turn Down Loud TV Ads

Measure even has cutesy acronym: It's the CALM Act

(Newser) - Think TV commercials can be too loud? Well, the House of Representatives is with you, today passing a bill—the CALM Act, a cutesy acronym for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation—that would turn down the volume. Ads significantly louder than the program they’re interrupting are a particular target of... More »

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