To require the Secretary of Defense to provide an annual certification that all programming on the American Forces Radio and Television Service represents the best-faith efforts by the Department of Defense to provide programming for members of the Armed Forces and their families that communicates the policies, priorities, programs, goals, and initiatives of the Department while avoiding airing programming that exhibits values contrary to the values of the Armed Forces and the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF AMERICAN FORCES RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICE PROGRAMMING.
(a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings: (1) The American Forces Radio and Television Service, also known as the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, is part of the Department of Defense and is headquartered at Fort George Meade, Maryland. (2) The mission of the American Forces Radio and Television Service mission is to communicate Department of Defense policies, priorities, programs, goals, and initiatives through multi-channel broadcast quality radio and television services and expanded internal information products. (3) The American Forces Radio and Television Service includes the Radio and Television Production Office, the Pentagon Channel, and the AFN Broadcast Center. (4) The American Forces Radio and Television Service provides radio and television programming, ``a touch of home'', to members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and their families serving outside the continental United States. (b) Sense of Congress.--It is...