Friday Feb 28
More Than 200 House Members Support Local Radio Freedom Act
The National Association of Broadcasters reports that a bipartisan group of eight members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations.
Overnight Tech: Satellite bill in the works
THE LEDE: A forthcoming reauthorization bill from Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee would make some changes to the current video marketplace, according to people familiar with the committee's plans.
Rep. Green Voices Support for Key Maritime Laws
It didn't take long for U.S. Rep. Gene Green to remind the audience at Houston's Maritime Trades Department gathering why he is such a close ally to the maritime industry.
HISD Superintendent Terry Grier in Paris, Superintendent Who Knows When to Travel
At last week's school board meeting as parents, children, teachers and politicians lined up to protest the Houston ISD administration's plan to shutter five schools , Superintendent Terry Grier was not at his usual place at the podium -- instead he was at the annual conference of the American Association of School Administrators.
Town Hall updates community on health issues, legislation
Congressman Gene Green met with the North Houston community last Tuesday to update them on Congress' activities.
Five More Members Sign Radio Freedom Act
The Local Radio Freedom Act is now currently co-sponsored by 193 Members of the House and 12 Senators.
Renewal Bill Sets Benchmarks for U.S. Chemical-Security Initiative
Smoke rises from a 2011 fire at a chemical processing plant in Waxahachie, Texas.
Houston to Host MTD Meeting
One of the nation's biggest port cities, Houston, will be the location for the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO Executive Board meeting February 13 and 14. Speakers from the U.S.-flag maritime industry, the U.S. military and the government are scheduled to address the body regarding issues of interest and concern to the U.S. Merchant Marine.
NACD Issues Statement on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
The National Association of Chemical Distributors applauds these efforts and supports passage of the bill.