ICYMI: Bipartisan Senators And Academics Have Serious Concerns About JCPA, Which Has Failed Five Times Before And Should Not Be Passed This Year
With the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) set for a markup later this week, it’s important to remember that this is far from the first time—or the second, or the third—that the bill has been considered and has failed to pass.
A bipartisan group of senators has raised concerns about the serious issues with JCPA in the past, and those problems remain with this year’s version of the legislation, explains Don’t Break What Works. “Last year, senators from both sides of the aisle voiced wide-ranging concerns about the unintended consequences of the Journalism Competition and Protection Act (JCPA). The bill ultimately failed to receive a vote on the Senate floor. Ahead of an anticipated markup of the JCPA in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, the bill’s sponsors have failed to address the serious issues that crippled the JCPA last year.”
Check out the full piece from Don’t Break What Works to see the five reasons that five U.S. Senators have opposed JCPA in years prior.
Also be sure to read this letter from leading academics from Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, and more to Senate Judiciary Committee leadership explaining that the bill is “substantially identical to the final version of last year’s JCPA, and thus shares that bill’s grave defects.”