H.R.4189 - To require the Secretary of Defense to provide an annual certification that all programming on the American Forces Radio and Television Service represents the best-faith efforts by the Department of Defense to provide programming for members of the Armed Forces and their families that communicates the policies, priorities, programs, goals, and initiatives of the Department while avoiding airing programming that exhibits values contrary to the values of the Armed Forces and the United States.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] (Introduced 03/08/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||03/23/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4189 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/08/2012)
Expresses the sense of Congress that programs broadcast by the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) should reflect the values, including equality, freedom, and service, to which members of the Armed Forces and Americans aspire, and that the AFRTS should avoid airing programming that has a history of being contrary to such values.
Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to certify annually to Congress that such AFRTS-broadcast programming represents best-faith efforts to communicate the DOD's policies, priorities, programs, goals, and initiatives while avoiding airing programming with values contrary to Armed Forces and U.S. values.