September 9, 1997

Mr. Richard Lewis
2222 Dorothy Ave
Louisville, KY 40205

Dear Mr. Lewis:

Your inquiry about foreign ownership of the media and its influence over federal elections was forwarded to me. As Chairman of the House Committee which oversees federal elections, I thank you for your concerns.

The points you raise are interesting. Be assured that as the Congress considers the issue of campaign finance reform or reviews the election process as a whole I will keep your questions in mind. Once again, I appreciate and thank you for your desire of the preservation of free and unfettered elections.

Best Regards,

Bill

William M. Thomas

Chairman