Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA-7) (@RepJimMcDermott) has joined lead Democratic cosponsor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) (@RepJeffries) in supporting H.R.1283, the Songwriter Equity Act of 2015. The bill, introduced by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-9) (@RepDougCollins), continues to gain support on Capitol Hill, and Congressman McDermott’s cosponsorship is welcome news to BMI affiliates in Washington State and across the country. Congressman McDermott serves on the House Budget, as well as the Ways and Means Committee, and is the Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee on Ways and Means.
If passed, the SEA will protect the rights and royalties of music creators, making it vitally important that Members of Congress hear from their constituents in their home states so that they, too, will speak up on your behalf. If you have not already done so, please make your voice heard by contacting your Congressional Representative and Senators via BMI’s online SEA tool at www.bmi.com/advocacy#sea. Tweet your thanks to Congressman McDermott at @RepJimMcDermott.