Republican Ken Buck, who is seeking the CNN job, joins Amy Klobuchar to push the JCPA media bailout bill...again!

Republican Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), who’s on his manner out of Congress, is as soon as once more teaming up with Democrats to push the Journalism Competitors and Preservation Act (JCPA), a invoice that may divert billions of {dollars} from Large Tech firms. Firms to far-left legacy media firms.

Rep. Buck, who is ready to depart Congress, has been a staunch supporter of the identical previous media business that commonly vilifies Republicans and Republican voters as bigots, home extremists and conspiracy theorists. Backed by donations from prime D.C. legacy media lobbyists, Rep. Buck was the lead Republican sponsor of the JCPA within the Home.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks at a press conference about the Senate's upcoming procedural vote to codify Roe v. Wade at the U.S. Capitol on May 05, 2022 in Washington, DC.  Earlier today, Leader Schumer announced that the US Senate will begin voting to make abortion legal nationwide in the middle of next week, but the vote requires a threshold of sixty votes to pass, meaning it will likely fail.  (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) (Picture by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Photographs)

The congressman, who pitched himself to Republican main voters as a staunch Tea Celebration conservative in 2010, is now on his manner out of Congress, reportedly in search of a job at left-leaning, Republican-hating CNN.

In the meantime, he’s nonetheless trying to save the very media business he hopes to affix, with a last-ditch effort to push by way of the Joint Complete Plan of Motion. Earlier right now, the congressman appeared on Washington Submit Podcast with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the invoice’s lead sponsor within the Senate, defending his choice to help a portion of the media business’s company welfare.

One of many first payments launched by Democrats throughout their time within the Home of Representatives, the JCPA permits a few of the nation’s largest legacy media firms to type a authorized cartel, immune from antitrust regulation, to stress tech firms for particular favors.

The cartel might pressure tech firms, by way of arbitration, to shift large quantities of promoting income to media firms owned by the likes of Hearst and Gannett — big companies with billions of {dollars} in income.

After an analogous invoice handed in Canada, Fb and Google blocked information hyperlinks throughout the nation, with little affect on their site visitors or utilization. When it appeared just like the JCPOA would possibly move by way of the protection invoice in 2021, Fb stated it might need to do the identical within the US.

Democrats repeatedly pushed the invoice once they held majorities within the Home and Senate, although the occasion did not move it as a standalone invoice.

Nonetheless, the JCPOA foyer was decided, and succeeded in tying the JCPOA provisions to the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act (NDAA) in 2022—though the media bailout had nothing to do with nationwide protection. The huge blowback from Republicans didn’t forestall the JCPOA from being included within the last draft of the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act, which prevented the media’s golden reward from turning into regulation.

Home Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that regardless of Democrats’ efforts, the JCPOA was “useless within the Home.”

The invoice faces a number of different Republican opponents, together with Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ariz.), Steve Daines (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah). Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Katie Britt (R-Illinois), and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Steve Scalise (R-Los Angeles), and Ben Kline (R-Virginia).

Alum Bukhari is the chief expertise correspondent at Breitbart Information. He’s an writer #DELETED: Big Tech’s battle to erase Trump’s movement and steal the election. Observe him on Twitter @AllumBokhari.

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