House Commerce Committee passes bill to hush TV ads

Rep. Anna Eshoo's (D-Calif.) bill that would require broadcasters to turn down the volume of TV commercials easily passed the full Commerce Committee today. It now heads to the House floor.

Under the bill, the FCC would come up with recommended volume standards. Broadcasters would then have a year to acquire the equipment they need to bring loud commercials inline with those standards.

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