There is one summary for H.Con.Res.217. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/11/1998)

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) it has never granted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the authority to compel broadcast station licensees to provide free broadcast time for the airing of political advertising, other than the specific equal time obligations required under the Communications Act of 1934; (2) such Act contains specific and reasonable limits on the compensation that may be required of candidates for such advertising; (3) the FCC may not further expand the public interest obligations of such licensees to accept such advertising without express statutory authority from the Congress; and (4) the FCC should not engage in litigation concerning limits on its authority over such advertising.