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2009-SCR14 on Mar 30, 2009


Source: SCR.14&HCR.49
    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act
  • Whereas the US enjoys broadcasting and sound recording industries that are the envy of the world, due to the symbiotic relationship that has existed among these industries for many decades;
  • Whereas for more than 80 years, Congress has rejected repeated calls by the recording industry to impose a performance fee on local radio stations for simply playing music on the radio;
  • Whereas local radio stations provide free publicity and promotion to the recording industry and performers of music in the form of radio air play, interviews with performers, introduction of new performers, and concert promotions;
  • Whereas Congress found that 'the sale of many sound recordings and the careers of many performers benefited considerably from airplay and other over-the-air broadcasting;
  • Whereas there are many thousands of local radio stations that will suffer severe economic hardship if any new performance fee is imposed, as will many other small businesses that play music including bars, restaurants, shopping centers and transportation facilities;
  • Resolved: That 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 such public performance of sound recordings.


  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: No performance royalties for radio music
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill banning performance royalties for radio music

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-SCR14

John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010)
Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
John Barrow s1sGeorgia Democrat
Max Baucus s1sMT Democratic Sr Senator
Melissa Bean s1sIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Marion Berry s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Allen Boyd s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
Bobby Bright s1sAlabama Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
Chris Carney s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat
Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Henry Cuellar s1sTexas Democrat
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
Lincoln Davis s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Norm Dicks s1sWashington Democrat
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger
Steven Driehaus s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Chet Edwards s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Bob Etheridge s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
Gene Green s2pTexas Democrat
Kay Hagan s1sNC Democratic Jr Senator
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat
Debbie Halvorson s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
Stephanie Herseth s1sSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010)
Baron Hill s1sIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Ruben Hinojosa s1sTexas Democrat
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Frank Kratovil s1sMaryland Democrat (until 2010)
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s2pAR Former Democratic Senator
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Democrat
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010)
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Walt Minnick s1sIdaho Former Democrat (until 2010)
Harry Mitchell s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010)
Ben Nelson s1sNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
Solomon Ortiz s1sTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Tom Perriello s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat
Mike Ross s1sArkansas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Dutch Ruppersberger s1sMaryland Democrat
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Zack Space s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
John Spratt s1sSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010)
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia Democrat
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat (until 2010)
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat
Tim Walz s1sMinnesota Democrat
Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)



Republicans participating in 2009-SCR14

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican
Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012)
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican
John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican
Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010)
Kit Bond s1sMO Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010)
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator
Charles Boustany s1sLouisiana Republican
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican
Paul Broun s1sGeorgia Republican
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
Steve Buyer s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican
Joseph Cao s1sLouisiana Republican (until 2010)
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican
John Carter s1sTexas Republican
Bill Cassidy s1sLouisiana Republican
Thad Cochran s1sMS Republican Sr Senator
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican
Susan Collins s1sME Republican Jr Senator
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican
Geoff Davis s1sKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012)
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican
Vernon Ehlers s1sMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Jo Ann Emerson s1sMissouri Republican
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr Senator
Mary Fallin s1sOK Republican Governor
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska Republican
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1sNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican
Phil Gingrey s1sGeorgia Republican
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican
Judd Gregg s1sNH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010)
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky Republican
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi Republican
Doc Hastings s1sWashington Republican
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger
Duncan Hunter Jr. s1sCalifornia Republican
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
Timothy Johnson s1sIllinois Republican
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican
Jack Kingston s1sGeorgia Republican
Mark Kirk s1sIL Republican Jr Senator
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican
Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey Republican
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette s1sOhio Republican
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican
Chris Lee s1sNew York Republican (Resigned 2011)
Jerry Lewis s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican
John McHugh s1sNew York Republican/Conservative
Buck McKeon s1sCalifornia Republican
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican
Ron Paul s1sPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988)
Erik Paulsen s1sMinnesota Republican
Mike Pence s1sIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
Tom Petri s1sWisconsin Republican
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican
Tom Price s1sGeorgia Republican
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012)
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican
Paul Ryan s1sWisconsin Republican
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican
Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican
Todd Tiahrt s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Pat Tiberi s1sOhio Republican
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican
Fred Upton s1sMichigan Republican
David Vitter s1sLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican
Roger Wicker s1sMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican
Robert Wittman s1sVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican



Independents participating in 2009-SCR14

Ginny Brown-Waite s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Michael Castle s1sDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); currently US Rep.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger
Parker Griffith s1sAlabama Former GOP (until 2010)
Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)
John Linder s1sGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.
Adam Putnam s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich s1sCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 105
Republicans: 151
Independents: 10


















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