President Bush Signs Important Bills Today
News from the The White House and quotes from our President.
11:07 A.M. EDT President Signs the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005
The problem we have is that the maximum penalty that the FCC can impose under current law is just $32,500 per violation. And for some broadcasters, this amount is meaningless. It's relatively painless for them when they violate decency standards. And so the Congress decided to join the administration and do something about it.
And so the bill I'm about to sign, the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, increases tenfold the penalty that the FCC can impose, to $325,000. [read full speech]
11:23 A.M. EDT President Bush Signs S.2803, the MINER Act of 2006
The bill I'm about to sign is an important part of the effort. The MINER Act will build on the Mine Safety and Health Administration's ongoing efforts to enhance mine safety training, to improve safety and communications technology for miners and provide more emergency supplies of breathable air along escape routes. [read full speech]