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Four More Reps Lend Support to LRFA
RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 12:22pm CT

Four additioinal Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 191 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate.

Adding their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Andy Harris (MD-1), Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), chair of the House Republican Conference.

Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX) are the principal cosponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act (H. Con. Res. 13) in the House of Representatives. Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate (S. Con. Res. 6).

"Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for broadcasting sound recordings over the air, or on any business for the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station broadcast over the air," reads the Local Radio Freedom Act.

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