Eight More Congressman Support for Freedom Act
Seven Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act is now currently co-sponsored by 166 Members of the House and 12 Senators.
The members of the bipartisan group adding their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act are Reps. Steve Daines (MT-AL), Sean Duffy (WI-7), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Ann Kuster (NH-2), Mike McIntyre (NC-7), Martha Roby (AL-2) and Tim Walz (MN-1). Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) is the latest Senator to sign on as a co-sponsor of a companion resolution in the Senate.
Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX) introduced the Local Radio Freedom Act (H. Con. Res. 16) in the House of Representatives on February 15 along with 71 additional co-sponsors. An identical resolution (S. Con. Res. 6) was introduced in the Senate on March 6 by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).