The NAB will be running this ad in Capitol Hill newsletters and publications Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to thank over 250 members of the House and Senate for co-sponsoring the Local Radio Freedom Act. The resolution, which was introduced in Congress in February 2015, has 230 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 26 in the Senate.
The resolution opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX) are the principal sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act (H. Con. Res. 17) in the House of Representatives. Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) are the principal sponsors of the companion resolution (S. Con. Res. 4) in the Senate.