NAB Keeps Working The Hill
Thanks to the efforts of your hardworking lobbying organization in Washington, three more members of the House of Representatives from Florida 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 National Association of Broadcasters says the Local Radio Freedom Act now has almost 200 total co-sponsors in the House and Senate.
The members of the bipartisan group adding their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act are Reps. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Dennis Ross (FL-15), and Steve Southerland (FL-2). The resolution is now currently co-sponsored by 184 Members of the House and 12 Senators.
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).