Re:Create Statement Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Markup of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA)

Re:Create issued the following statement after the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), S.1094, moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 14-7 vote:  

“The JCPA would reward Big Media and hedge funds for cutting jobs and reducing circulation – without any accountability or transparency. Local journalism is vital to our country; despite Big Media lobbying talking points and tactics, the JCPA simply isn’t the answer. It’s no wonder that a strong bipartisan group of the Committee oppose the bill in its current form. We are extremely disappointed to see this highly-controversial legislation remains unchanged, and we urge the Senate to reject the bill.”

Re:Create joined a group of 24 public interest, consumer advocacy, and civil society groups as well as trade associations, media companies, and others in a letter urging Senate leadership not to pass the JCPA.

Bipartisan Civil Society and Independent Outlets Raise Significant Concerns with JCPA