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October 27, 2021

Eleven Representatives, Two Senators Join as Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

198 Representatives, 24 Senators cosponsoring resolution opposing performance royalty on local radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Eleven members of the House of Representatives and two Senators have added their support 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 198 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate.

Adding their support recently for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. Dan Bishop (R-NC-9), Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2), Bob Good (R-VA-5), Andy Harris (R-MD-1), Ronny Jackson (R-TX-13), David Kustoff (R-TN-8), Gregory Meeks (D-NY-5), Betty McCollum (D-MN-4), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4), Albio Sires (D-NJ-8), Beth Van Duyne (R-TX-24). Adding their support for the resolution in the Senate are Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR).

Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and Steve Womack (R-AR-3) are the principal cosponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House of Representatives. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and John Barrasso (R-WY) are the lead cosponsors of a companion resolution in the Senate.

"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 198 House cosponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act include (new cosponsors in bold):

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)
Jim Baird (R-IN-4)
Troy Balderson (R-OH-12)
Jim Banks (R-IN-3)
Andy Barr (R-KY-6)
Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3)
Jack Bergman (R-MI-1)
Stephanie Bice (R-OK-5)
Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12)
Dan Bishop (R-NC-9)
Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2)
Bob Good (R-VA-5)
Mike Bost (R-IL-12)
Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2)
Mo Brooks (R-AL-5)
Anthony Brown (D-MD-4)
Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16)
Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8)
Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17)
Ken Calvert (R-CA-42)
Jerry Carl (R-AL-1)
Andre Carson (D-IN-7)
Buddy Carter (R-GA-1)
John Carter (R-TX-31)
Kathy Castor (D-FL-14)
Steve Chabot (R-OH-1)
Liz Cheney (R-WY-AL)
Tom Cole (R-OK-4)
James Comer (R-KY-1)
Jim Costa (D-CA-16)
Joe Courtney (D-CT-2)
Rick Crawford (R-AR-1)
Henry Cueller (D-TX-28)
Sharice Davids (D-KS-3)
Warren Davidson (R-OH-8)
Danny Davis (D-IL-7)
Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)
Peter DeFazio(D-OR-4)
Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-4)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)
Jeff Duncan (R-SC-3)
Neal Dunn (R-FL-2)
Jake Ellzey (R-TX-6)
Tom Emmer (R-MN-6)
Dwight Evans (D-PA-3)
Randy Feenstra (R-IA-4)
Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3)
Michelle Fischbach (R-MN-7)
Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1)
Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1)
Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5)
Scott Franklin (R-FL-15)
Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8)
Mike Garcia (R-CA-25)
Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7)
Jared Golden (D-ME-2)
Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16)
Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX-15)
Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR-AL)
Lance Gooden (R-TX-5)
Paul Gosar (R-AZ-4)
Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5)
Kay Granger (R-TX-12)
Sam Graves (R-MO-6)
Glenn Grothman (R-WI-6)
Michael Guest (R-MS-3)
Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2)
Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-1)
Andy Harris (R-MD-1)
Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4)
Kevin Hern (R-OK-1)
Yvette Herrell (R-NM-2)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3)
French Hill (R-AR-2)
Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-9)
Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6)
Richard Hudson (R-NC-8)
Chris Jacobs (R-NY-27)
Ronny Jackson (R-TX-13)
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)
David Kustoff (R-TN-8)
Darin LaHood (R-IL-18)
Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1)
Doug Lamborn (R-CO-5)
Bob Latta (R-OH-5)
Jake LaTurner (R-KS-2)
Al Lawson (D-FL-5)
Julia Letlow (R-LA-5)
Billy Long (R-MO-7)
Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11)
Frank Lucas (R-OK-3)
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3)
Elaine Luria (D-VA-2)
Stephen Lynch (D-MA-8)
Nancy Mace (R-SC-1)
Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-7)
Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY-11)
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)
Lisa McClain (R-MI-10)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5)
Gregory Meeks (D-NY-5)
Dan Meuser (R-PA-9)
Carol Miller (R-WV-3)
John Moolenaar (R-MI-4)
Alex Mooney (R-WV-2)
Blake Moore (R-UT-1)
Seth Moulton (D-MA-6)
Frank Mrvan (D-IN-1)
Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2)
Greg Murphy (R-NC-3)
Troy Nehls (R-TX-22)
Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4)
Ralph Norman (R-SC-5)
Devin Nunes (R-CA-22)
Jay Obernolte (R-CA-8)
Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ-1)
Steven Palazzo (R-MS-4)
Chris Pappas (D-NH-1)
Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10)
Greg Pence (R-IN-6)
Scott Perry (R-PA-10)
August Pfluger (R-TX-11)
Dean Phillips (D-MN-3)
Bill Posey (R-FL-8)
Amata Radewagen (R-AS-DL)
Tom Reed (R-NY-23)
Tom Rice (R-SC-7)
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-AL)
Brad Schneider (D-IL-10)
Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5)
David Scott (D-GA-13)
Pete Sessions (R-TX-17)
Terri Sewell (D-AL-7)
Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11)
Mike Simpson (R-ID-2)
Albio Sires (D-NJ-8)
Adrian Smith (R-NE-3)
Pete Stauber (R-MN-8)
Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21)
Bryan Steil (R-WI-1)
Chris Stewart (R-UT-2)
Van Taylor (R-TX-3)
Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22)
Glenn Thompson (R-PA-15)
Tom Tiffany (R-WI-7)
William Timmons (R-SC-4)
Michael Turner (R-OH-10)
Fred Upton (R-MI-6)
David Valadao (R-CA-21)
Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ-2)
Beth Van Duyne (R-TX-24)
Marc Veasey (D-TX-33)
Filemon Vela (D-TX-34)
Ann Wagner (R-MO-2)
Tim Walberg (R-MI-7)
Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2)
Randy Weber (R-TX-14)
Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-2)
Bruce Westerman (R-AR-4)
Roger Williams (R-TX-25)
Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24)
Joe Wilson (R-SC-2)
Rob Wittman (R-VA-1)
Steve Womack (R-AR-3)
Don Young (R-AK-AL)
Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1)

The Local Radio Freedom Act's 24 Senate cosponsors are (new cosponsors 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)
Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Steve Daines (R-MT)
Joni Ernst (R-IA)
Deb Fischer (R-NE)
Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
John Hoeven (R-ND)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
Roger Marshall (R-KS)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
Jon Tester (D-MT)
Todd Young (R-IN)

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