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Journalism Compensation Proposal Omitted From Defense Package

Dec. 7, 2022, 2:24 AM

A bill that would empower news organizations to negotiate pay from big tech companies that carry their content has been dropped from a defense package after lawmakers from both sides of the aisle raised concerns about how it would affect the news ecosystem.

The must-pass annual defense policy bill, released late Tuesday, is one of the few ways left to get legislation signed into law this year as floor time dwindles. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (S. 673) was one of several measures, including energy permitting and changes to the Boeing Co. 737 MAX certification process ...