Support Grows for LRFA


US Congress, but the hand being held by broadcasters just got stronger with the addition of five co-sponsors for the Local Radio Freedom Act.

The bill expresses opposition to “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations.”

The latest to sign on include two senators and three representatives.

In the House, the total number of co-sponsors has now reached 191. That is just 27 shy of a majority in the 435-member chamber.

The new members are Cresent Hardy (NV-4), Ben Ray Lujan (NM-3) and Filemon Vela (TX-34).

In the Senate, where the practice of enlisting co-sponsors for a bill is not used to the extent that it is in the House, the tally has reached 18.
The new members are Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Steve Daines (R-MT).