Late Wednesday night (Sept. 29, 2010, "[B]efore adjourning until November 15 – the Senate passed by unanimous consent a bill that would require the FCC to regulate the volume of TV commercials that can be many times louder than the TV program itself," ABC News reports.
Officially, the bill is called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act. To view a copy of the bill, click here.
Furthermore, the article says, the bill "will now move on to the House, which passed similar legislation last December. If minor differences between the two measures can be ironed out, a final bill could be sent to President Obama during Congress’ lame-duck session in November."