@NNPA_BlackPress: Senators Demand Study on Federal Advertising for Black Media

@NNPA_BlackPress: Senators Demand Study on Federal Advertising for Black Media

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By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.

A letter penned by the senators demands that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the advertising habits of federal agencies. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) each signed the letter.

In the new letter sent this month on United States Senate letterhead to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, a request is made that the GAO issue a report on federal advertising contracts and subcontracts with minority-owned publications, public relations firms, advertising agencies, and media companies.  Read entire at BlackPressUSA.com

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