Rep. Eshoo Applauds FCC Public Comment Request on Loud TV Ads

April 19, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it is seeking public comment on loud TV commercial mitigation. The FCC announcement follows a letter from Rep. Eshoo urging an investigation into TV loudness. Rep. Eshoo authored the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, which was signed into law in 2011, to outlaw loud commercials.

“I welcome the FCC’s action to protect consumers from the vexing issue of loud TV ads. I authored the law to put an end to this national irritant, but complaints are rising again. I welcome the decision of the FCC to hear complaints from the American people. I urge everyone who is annoyed to submit their complaints to the FCC about loud ads to ensure violations of the CALM Act can be investigated,” said Rep. Eshoo.

Read the FCC announcement here.