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Congress Makes Commercials Quieter

Though it'll take 2 years to hear the benefits
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2010 3:44 PM CST

(Newser) – Congress began turning down the volume on TV commercials today, approving a bill that requires advertisers to keep their spots close to that of the program they interrupt. The bill, awaiting the president's signature, gives the FCC a year to figure out the logistics of establishing new standards and another year to put them in effect, reports AP. "Consumers will no longer have to experience being blasted at," said House sponsor Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat. (Read more Congress stories.)

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