200 House Members Now Support Local Radio Freedom Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2019
Five House Members, one Senator add support for resolution opposing performance royalty on radio broadcasters
WASHINGTON, DC — Five Members of the House of Representatives and a Senator have added their cosponsorship 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 200 cosponsors in the House and 25 in the Senate.
Adding their support recently for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. Dan Bishop (R-NC-9), Rob Bishop (R-UT-1), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6), Fred Keller (R-PA-12) and Susan Wild (D-PA-7). Adding his support for the companion resolution in the Senate is Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD).
Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and Michael Conaway (R-TX-11) are the principal cosponsors 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 cosponsors of a companion resolution in the Senate (S. Con. Res. 5).
“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.
The 200 House cosponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act include (new cosponsors in bold):
Ralph Abraham (R-LA-5) Alma Adams (D-NC-12) Rick Allen (R-GA-12) Mark Amodei (R-NV-2) Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) Brian Babin (R-TX-36) Don Bacon (R-NE-2) James Baird (R-IN-4) Troy Balderston (R-OH-12) Jim Banks (R-IN-3) Andy Barr (R-KY-6) Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3) Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) Dan Bishop (R-NC-9) Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) Mike Bost (R-IL-12) Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2) Mo Brooks (R-AL-5) Susan Brooks (R-IN-5) Anthony Brown (D-MD-4) Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8) Ted Budd (R-NC-13) Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-1) Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1) Ken Calvert (R-CA-42) Andre Carson (D-IN-7) Buddy Carter (R-GA-1) Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) Liz Cheney (R-WY-AL) Lacy Clay (D-MO-1) Tom Cole (R-OK-4) James Comer (R-KY-1) Michael Conaway (R-TX-11) Paul Cook (R-CA-8) Jim Costa (D-CA-16) Joe Courtney (D-CT-2) Rick Crawford (R-AR-1) Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) John Curtis (R-UT-3) Warren Davidson (R-OH-8) Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4) Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) Jeff Duncan (R-SC-3) Neal Dunn (R-FL-2) Tom Emmer (R-MN-6) Dwight Evans (D-PA-3) Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3) Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) Bill Flores (R-TX-17) Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1) Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5) Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8) Greg Gianforte (R-MT-AL) Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7) Jared Golden (D-ME-2) Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16) Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX-15) Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (R-PR-DL) Paul Gosar (R-AZ-4) Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) Kay Granger (R-TX-12)
Sam Graves (R-MO-6) Tom Graves (R-GA-14) Glenn Grothman (R-WI-6) Michael Guest (R-MS-3) Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2) Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-1) Deb Haaland (D-NM-1) Josh Harder (D-CA-10) Andy Harris (R-MD-1) Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4) Alcee Hastings (D-FL-20) Kevin Hern (R-OK-1) Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3) Jody Hice (R-GA-10) French Hill (R-AR-2) Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-9) Kendra Horn (D-OK-5) Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6) Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) Bill Huizenga (R-MI-2) Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) Mike Johnson (R-LA-4) Jim Jordan (R-OH-4) David Joyce (R-OH-14) John Joyce (R-PA-13) Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) John Katko (R-NY-24) Bill Keating (D-MA-9) Fred Keller (R-PA-12) Mike Kelly (R-PA-16) Trent Kelly (R-MS-1) Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) Andy Kim (D-NJ-3) Ron Kind (D-WI-3) Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-2) Annie Kuster (D-NH-2) Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1) Doug Lamborn (R-CO-5) Bob Latta (R-OH-5) Al Lawson (D-FL-5) Susie Lee (D-NV-3) Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2) Billy Long (R-MO-7) Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11) Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3) Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM-3) Stephen Lynch (D-MA-8) Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24) Roger Marshall (R-KS-1) Thomas Massie (R-KY-4) Betty McCollum (D-MN-4) Donald McEachin (D-VA-4) Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) David McKinley (R-WV-1) Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) Gregory Meeks (D-NY-5) Daniel Meuser (R-PA-9) Carol Miller (R-WV-3) Paul Mitchell (R-MI-10) Alex Mooney (R-WV-2) Seth Moulton (D-MA-6) Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2)
Greg Murphy (R-NC-3) Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4) Ralph Norman (R-SC-5) Devin Nunes (R-CA-22) Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-1) Pete Olson (R-TX-22) Steven Palazzo (R-MS-4) Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6) Chris Pappas (D-NH-1) Donald Payne (D-NJ-10) Greg Pence (R-IN-6) Scott Perry (R-PA-10) Stacey Plaskett (D-VI-DL) Bill Posey (R-FL-8) Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS-DL) Tom Reed (R-NY-23) Denver Riggleman (R-VA-5) Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5) Hal Rogers (R-KY-5) Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) David Rouzer (R-NC-7) Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-2) Bobby Rush (D-IL-1) Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) Gregorio Sablan (D-MP-DL) David Scott (D-GA-13) Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) John Shimkus (R-IL-15) Mike Simpson (R-ID-2) Albio Sires (D-NJ-8) Adrian Smith (R-NE-3) Chris Smith (R-NJ-4) Ross Spano (R-FL-15) Pete Stauber (R-MN-8) Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) Bryan Steil (R-WI-1) Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-2) Van Taylor (R-TX-3) Glenn Thompson (R-PA-15) Mac Thornberry (R-TX-13) William Timmons (R-SC-4) Mike Turner (R-OH-10) Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ-2) Fred Upton (R-MI-6) Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) Peter Visclosky (D-IN-1) Ann Wagner (R-MO-2) Tim Walberg (R-MI-7) Greg Walden (R-OR-2) Mark Walker (R-NC-6) Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2) Steve Watkins (R-KS-2) Randy Weber (R-TX-14) Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-2) Bruce Westerman (R-AR-4) Susan Wild (D-PA-7) Roger Williams (R-TX-25) Joe Wilson (R-SC-2) Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) Steve Womack (R-AR-3) Ron Wright (R-TX-6) John Yarmuth (D-KY-3) Don Young (R-AK-AL) Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1)
The Local Radio Freedom Act’s 25 Senate cosponsors are (new cosponsor in bold):
John Barrasso (R-WY) John Boozman (R-AR) Mike Braun (R-IN) Richard Burr (R-NC) Susan Collins (R-ME) Tom Cotton (R-AR) Kevin Cramer (R-ND) Steve Daines (R-MT) Michael Enzi (R-WY) Joni Ernst (R-IA) Deb Fischer (R-NE) Cory Gardner (R-CO) Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Martin Heinrich (D-NM) John Hoeven (R-ND) Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) James Inhofe (R-OK) Ron Johnson (R-WI) Mike Rounds (R-SD) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Dan Sullivan (R-AK) Jon Tester (D-MT) Tom Udall (D-CO) Todd Young (R-IN)
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