Senate panel squeezes in PRA hearing


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.