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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 2:08:15 to 2:11:10
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Hank Johnson

2:08:12 to 2:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: considered and voted on in order to bring performance fairness. balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i would join my colleague on the other side of the aisle in

Hank Johnson

2:08:15 to 2:11:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

2:08:35 to 2:08:56( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: support of h.r. 848, which is the bill that you just mentioned. and the reason why is because it's just an issue of fairness. it's fairness to the artist, as well as fairness to the -- to the platforms upon which we

Hank Johnson

2:08:57 to 2:09:17( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: hear the sound recordings. internet radio being one. cable, satellite, they have to pay performance royalties which is really performers' royalties, they must pay that

Hank Johnson

2:09:18 to 2:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: but the broadcast industry, am/fm radio, basically, is protected if you will, or exempt this is anti-competitive and it's also -- it results in eat tragedy where these rad

Hank Johnson

2:09:42 to 2:10:04( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: stations are able to play music repetively that we all enjoy listening to and then the artist who performs the music doesn't get a dime. so many of them are forced to work what i call a chitterling circuit,hey can't even purchase their prescription

Hank Johnson

2:10:05 to 2:10:28( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: medition for whatever infirmity they may have and some even die indigent and can't even -- no coverage for burial expenses. so it's really an issue of

Hank Johnson

2:10:29 to 2:10:49( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: fairness and unfortunately, congressman issa, the broadcast industry has done a despicable thing, that is to play the race card, and they do it by -- with

Hank Johnson

2:10:50 to 2:11:11( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: the deceptive and f statement that 848 is an attempt to drive black broadcasters, black radio stations off -- out of existence. d nothing could be further

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