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Anti-‘Tax’ Votes Now Total 240+20, NAB Says

Adds three more to its co-sponsor tally

The National Association of Broadcasters has added to the list of legislators its says back the “Local Radio Freedom Act.”

It said the resolution now has support of 240 representatives and 20 senators. Reps. Gregg Harper, Alan Mollohan and Sen. David Vitter are the latest.

The resolution opposes a performance royalty on radio stations, what broadcasters call a performance tax.

Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton said that as the August congressional recess approaches, “NAB encourages all broadcasters to continue educating Congress on RIAA-backed legislation that would financially cripple radio stations providing free programming to 235 million listeners every week.”