Additional Lawmakers Side With NAB On Opposition To Performance Fee
April 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM (PT)
The back and forth betweek supporters and opponents of a performance fee on radio continue their war of words. YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 4/18), bipartisan group of Congressmen -- DARRELL ISSA (R-CA), JOHN CONYERS (D-MI), MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN) and MELVIN WATT (D-CA.) -- sent a bipartisan letter to their colleagues urging them not to cosponsor the LOCAL RADIO FREEDOM ACT (H. Con. Res. 16).
TODAY, the NAB notes, "Six additional House Members and a Senator have signed onto a resolution that opposes 'any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge' on local broadcast radio stations."
Adding their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act are Reps. JIM BRIDENSTINE (OK-1), CHRISTOPER GIBSON (NY-19), JIM JORDAN (OH-11), MARK MEADOWS (NC-11), MICK MULVANEY (SC-5) and TOM REED (NY-23). Sen. JOHN BOOZMAN (R-AR) is the latest lawmaker to sign onto its companion resolution in the Senate.