04.23.20

Daines, Manchin, Barrasso, Peters, Tillis, Schumer Push for Relief for Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Gary Peters (D-Mich), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter with 74 bipartisan cosigners to the Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought to support radio and televisions broadcasters and local newspapers during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational programs, and more to all corners of the United States. In many rural areas, broadcast stations are the predominant or only form of local information,” the Senators wrote. “We encourage the Office of Management and Budget to work with federal agencies throughout the government to increase advertising in local newspapers and on broadcast stations in order to help ensure they are able to continue to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

To read the full letter, click HERE.

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