U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), Gary Peters (D-Mich), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sent a letter with 74 bipartisan cosigners, including Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), to the Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought on Thursday (4/23) 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.”
According to NAB, this is another proud moment of just what we can accomplish as we work together. Michigan broadcasters are encouraged to thank Sens. Peters and Stabenow for their support of local media.