Conyers ready to tee up issues


H.R. 848, otherwise known as the Performance Rights Act, will get the attention of the full House Judiciary Committee under John Conyers (D-MI) next Tuesday, followed the next day by a rescheduled look at the Circuit City bankruptcy by a related subcommittee. The performance tax hearing is scheduled for Tuesday 3/10/09 at 10AM, and although the witness list is still under wraps, RBR/TVBR has learned that two leaders at NAB, Steve Newberry and Larry Patrick, will be testifying on behalf of broadcasters. The Circuit City hearing will be at 2PM Wednesday.