Congress Passes CALM Act, Puts Limits on Commercial Volume Levels
Sponsored by California Democratic Representative Anna Eshoo, the bill requires all commercials to be broadcast at the same decibel level as the programs they interrupt. Advertisers will have one year to adjust their commercials to meet the required sound levels, and the FCC will be charged with regulating and enforcing the policy.
"Consumers have been asking for a solution to this problem for decades, and today they finally have it," Eshoo said in a statement. Once the CALM Act is signed, "consumers will no longer have to experience being blasted at -- it's a simple fix to a huge nuisance." And with this major item off of its to-do list, we're sure Congress will move on to finding equally simple fixes for the rest of America's "nuisances."