Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, has reintroduced legislation that would stop television broadcasters from turning up the volume for commercials. She has introduced House Resolution 6209, also known as the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, which would “prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program they accompany.”
She said she has grown tired of being “blasted not only off my sofa, but out of my home when the ads come on. It has been a source of aggravation to me.” Eshoo intends to hold hearings on the bill later this year. She introduced similar legislation during a previous session of Congress.