NAB Gets More Anti-Performance Fee Support
July 23, 2009 at 7:29 AM (PT)
Four additional House members and three more U.S. Senators have added their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act, a bipartisan resolution opposing the performance fee on local radio stations for music aired. The Local Radio Freedom Act is now supported by a bipartisan group of 244 House members and 23 U.S. Senators.
Reps. BOBBY RUSH (IL-1), JOHN ADLER (NJ-3), DANA ROHRABACHER (CA-46), STEVE SCALISE (LA-1) and Sens. SUSAN COLLINS (ME), THAD COCHRAN (MS), and JOHNNY ISAKSON (GA) are the latest lawmakers to join the opposition to performance tax legislation.
"Liberals, moderates and conservatives are uniting in opposition to RIAA's effort to line the coffers of foreign record labels at the expense of America's free and local radio stations," said NAB EVP DENNIS WHARTON. "We salute these members of Congress for recognizing the unique role played by radio broadcasters in communities across the country."