The Senate is expected to approve a bipartisan bill to ban ads from Sinclair Media owned by the billionaire Sinclair Broadcasting Group.
The bill, which is expected in the House within days, is expected before the end of the year.
The Senate passed the legislation last month.
The House has yet to take up the measure.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Sinclair’s “hate-filled ads that glorify the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups” are unacceptable.
“We should not be condoning hate or violence, but promoting a culture of tolerance and respect for all Americans,” he said in a statement.
The Senate voted Tuesday to pass the bill, but it was not the final vote on the measure, which passed the House last month and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.
Sinclair Media owns the American Alternative Media and Sinclair Broadcasting Network, which are both owned by Sinclair.
The company’s chairman, Sam Erwin, told reporters Tuesday that Sinclair will continue to operate in the states.
He added that the company does not intend to change its corporate culture or policies.
“We will continue working to achieve the best possible results for our company,” Erwin said.
“We believe our actions are in the best interest of our company and our customers.”
Erwin said Sinclair had not yet received any backlash from its advertisers.
Sinclair has said it has received more than 2.5 million comments on the legislation and is working with lawmakers to address their concerns.
The Sinclair Media ban is not the first time the company has faced criticism for its ads.
The company has been criticized for targeting African-Americans and Hispanics with negative ads that were meant to show the company’s business model and not the company itself.