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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2017
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Four Representatives Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

WASHINGTON, DC -- Four Members of Congress have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 127 cosponsors in the House and 10 in the Senate.

Adding their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. Buddy Carter (GA-1), Doug Lamborn (CO-5), Dan Newhouse (WA-4) and Brad Wenstrup (OH-2).

Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX) are the principal cosponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act (H. Con. Res. 13) in the House of Representatives. Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate (S. Con. Res. 6).

"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 127 House co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act include (new cosponsors in bold):

Ralph Abraham (LA-5)
Rick Allen (GA-12)
Mark Amodei (NV-2)
Brian Babin (TX-36)
Jim Banks (IN-3)
Lou Barletta (PA-11)
Andy Barr (KY-6)
Joyce Beatty (OH-3)
Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-2)
Rod Blum (IA-1)
Madeleine Bordallo (AL-GU)
Mike Bost (IL-12)
Jim Bridenstine (OK-1)
Larry Bucshon (IN-8)
G.K. Butterfield (NC-1)
Ken Calvert (CA-42)
Andre Carson (IN-7)
Buddy Carter (GA-1)
Kathy Castor (FL-14)
Steve Chabot (OH-1)
Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1)
Tom Cole (OK-4)
Chris Collins (NY-27)
James Comer (KY-1)
Michael Conaway (TX-11)
Paul Cook (CA-8)
Joe Courtney (CT-2)
Kevin Cramer (ND-AL)
Rick Crawford (AR-1)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Peter DeFazio (OR-4)
John Delaney (MD-6)
Debbie Dingell (MI-12)
John Duncan (TN-2)
Keith Ellison (MN-5)
Tom Emmer (MN-6)
Blake Farenthold (TX-27)
Bill Flores (TX-17)
Virginia Foxx (NC-5)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)
Mike Gallagher (WI-8)

Bob Gibbs (OH-7)
Paul Gosar (AZ-4)
Al Green (TX-9)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Glenn Grothman (WI-6)
Brett Guthrie (KY-2)
Vicky Hartzler (MO-4)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3)
French Hill (AR-2)
Richard Hudson (NC-8)
Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
Evan Jenkins (WV-3)
Lynn Jenkins (KS-2)
Bill Johnson (OH-6)
Jim Jordan (OH-4)
David Joyce (OH-14)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-9)
John Katko (NY-24)
Bill Keating (MA-9)
Derek Kilmer (WA-6)
Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
Ann Kuster (NH-2)
Darin LaHood (IL-18)
Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
Leonard Lance (NJ-7)
Bob Latta (OH-5)
Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2)
Dave Loebsack (IA-2)
Billy Long (MO-7)
Frank Lucas (OK-3)
Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1)
Stephen Lynch (MA-8)
Thomas Massie (KY-4)
David McKinley (WV-1)
Luke Messer (IN-6)
Alex Mooney (WV-2)
Markwayne Mullin (OK-2)
Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
Kristi Noem (SD-AL)
Beto O'Rourke (TX-16)
Steven Palazzo (MS-4)

Frank Pallone (NJ-6)
Bill Pascrell (NJ-9)
Steve Pearce (NM-2)
Robert Pittenger (NC-9)
Ted Poe (TX-2)
Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (AS-AL)
Jim Renacci (OH-16)
Hal Rogers (KY-5)
Mike Rogers (AL-3)
Todd Rokita (IN-4)
David Rouzer (NC-7)
Steve Russell (OK-5)
Tim Ryan (OH-13)
Kurt Schrader (OR-5)
David Schweikert (AZ-6)
David Scott (GA-13)
Terri Sewell (AL-7)
John Shimkus (IL-15)
Adrian Smith (NE-3)
Chris Smith (NJ-4)
Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Chris Stewart (UT-2)
Steve Stivers (OH-15)
Glenn Thompson (PA-5)
Pat Tiberi (OH-12)
Michael Turner (OH-10)
Fred Upton (MI-6)
David Valadao (CA-21)
Marc Veasey (TX-33)
Ann Wagner (MO-2)
Greg Walden (OR-2)
Jackie Walorski (IN-2)
Tim Walz (MN-1)
Randy Weber (TX-14)
Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)
Bruce Westerman (AR-4)
Frederica Wilson (FL-24)
Joe Wilson (SC-2)
Steve Womack (AR-3)
Kevin Yoder (KS-3)
Don Young (AK-AL)

The Local Radio Freedom Act's 10 Senate cosponsors are:

John Barrasso (R-WY)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)

Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
Jon Tester (D-MT)

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