Four Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have joined as co-sponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations.
The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 199 co-sponsors in the House and 23 in the Senate.
Adding their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. Neal Dunn (FL-2), Greg Harper (MS-3), Mike Kelly (PA-3) and Tom Reed (NY-23).
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) is the new co-sponsor in the Senate.
Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX) are the principal cosponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act (H. Con. Res. 13) in the House of Representatives.
Sens. John Barrasso(R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate (S. Con. Res. 6).
The resolution reads, “Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for broadcasting sound recordings over the air, or on any business for the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station broadcast over the air.”