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More House Members, Senators Sign On as LRFA Co-Sponsors


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Ten Members of the House of Representatives and two Senators have added their co-sponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay, now has 161 co-sponsors in the House and 19 in the Senate.

Adding their support recently for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. Ralph Abraham (R-LA-5), Alma Adams (D-NC-12), Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5), Kay Granger (R-TX-12), Bill Huizenga (R-MI-2), Susie Lee (D-NV-3), Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24), Glenn Thompson (R-PA-15) and Filemon Vela (D-TX-34).Adding their support for the companion resolution in the Senate are Sens. Rick Cramer (R-ND) and Deb Fischer (R-NE).

Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and Michael Conaway (R-TX-11) are the principal co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House of Representatives (H. Con. Res. 20). Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) are the lead co-sponsors of a companion resolution in the Senate (S. Con. Res. 5).

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