The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled two hearings during the first week of August, time that was originally scheduled as time off for the full Senate. Included is a look at the Performance Rights Act. The session will be held Tuesday, 8/4/09 at 2:30PM Eastern, a day after the body was to have gone into recess. The gavel will be in the hand of Diane Feinstein (D-CA), pinch-hitting for committee chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
RBR/TVBR observation: Leahy is definitely in favor of PRA. Across the aisle, famed recording star Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is one of the conservative Republican members of the committee, and he would like to get performance royalties himself. It’ll be a tough crowd for opponents of the measure.