Three U.S. Representatives Join Local Radio Freedom Act
|RADIO ONLINE | Monday, September 16, 2019|
Three Members of the House of Representatives 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 188 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate.
Adding their support recently for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. Andy Kim (D-NJ-3), John Joyce (R-PA-13) and Scott Perry (R-PA-10).
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). Senators 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).