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May 21, 2024

NAB Applauds House Committee Announcement of Bipartisan Markup on AM Radio Legislation

Washington, D.C. – In response to the announcement that the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce will hold a markup of legislation to preserve Americans’ access to AM in automobiles, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:

“NAB is grateful to Reps. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Frank Pallone (NJ-6) for the introduction of the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act of 2024, and the committee leadership for scheduling this important markup.

“This builds on the momentum led by the original cosponsors of the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act: Sens. Ed Markey (MA), Ted Cruz (TX), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Deb Fischer (NE), Ben Ray Luján (NM), J.D. Vance (OH), Bob Menendez (NJ) and Roger Wicker (MS), and Reps. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Bruce Westerman (AR-4), Tom Kean Jr. (NJ-7), Rob Menendez (NJ-8) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-3).

“With more than 310 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and Senate, the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act demonstrates overwhelming support in Congress for the critical role of AM radio in America’s public safety infrastructure. The nation’s broadcasters are grateful for Congress’s continued commitment to AM radio as they work to ensure this bill is passed and enacted into law for the benefit of all consumers.”


On April 30, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce held a hearing titled, “Preserving Americans’ Access to AM Radio.” The legislation introduced today mirrors the draft legislative language that was the focus of that hearing and the legislative language that passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee last year.

The AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act (S.1669/H.R. 3413) currently has 61 cosponsors in the Senate and 252 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. 

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