Legislation to turn down the volume on loud TV commercials that send viewers running for their remote controls apparently will soon become law, according to the Associated Press.
The Senate late Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to require TV stations and cable companies to put in place industry standards capping the volume of commercials. They also must equalize the volume between ads and other programming.
The House has passed similar legislation, but minor differences will have to be worked out when Congress returns to Washington after the Nov. 2 elections.
While loud commercials are irritating and I’m glad to hear that someone is going to take action to turn them down, doesn’t Congress have better things to do than help get TV ad volume off 11?