FCC

Senators Laud FCC Rollback of Sports Blackout Rule

Booker, who played football in college, applauded the FCC's rule change vote. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senators on Tuesday lauded the Federal Communications Commission's move to do away with the rule that, in effect, keeps National Football League games that don't sell out off the air in hometown markets.  

Sen. Cory Booker, who played tight end in college at Stanford University, was among the lawmakers thanking the FCC for taking the action on a unanimous vote .  

Senators Again Push FCC to End NFL Blackouts

Blumenthal wants the FCC to end NFL blackouts. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Two senators are pressing the Federal Communications Commission to quickly bring an end to blackouts of National Football League games and other sporting events on local TV stations.  

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John McCain, R-Ariz., are keeping up their push on the matter, since the comment period for a proposed rule ran out in March.