(AmericanProsperity.com) – The House Majority Leader and likely the successor of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), objected to the idea of adding the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). However, the House Republican was alone in his effort to prevent the bill from being included after Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate minority leader, caved to Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
SOURCES: McConnell Caves to Pelosi, Schumer, Allows JCPA Media Cartel Bailout Bill to Be Included in Defense Package — Would force Big Tech companies to subsidize Big Media companies. @ElonMusk would have to fork over cash to the @NYTIMEs, etc. https://t.co/UN6Mdx1rPf
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 5, 2022
According to Breitbart News, supporters of the JCPA have run into problem after problem in their effort to push the bill through Congress. Prominent members of the GOP, such as Steve Scalise, Jim Jordan, Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, and of course McCarthy, have all expressed their dismay with the bill.
The outlet notes the JCPA isn’t connected to national defense in any way, declaring it was simply a shameful move from the current leader, who’s on their way out, and explaining the NDAA is typically reserved for matters of national security. The JCPA is a very controversial bill that goes beyond media companies receiving payouts. Breitbart mentions the legislation will allow the outlets to form a sort of cartel that is immune to the nation’s antitrust laws. It will grant them the ability to negotiate with Silicon Valley and Big Tech regarding the “terms and conditions” of displaying their content.
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