Durbin Meets With Illinois Broadcasters Association

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with members of the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) to discuss priorities for broadcasters, including the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), which passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote last Congress.  Additionally, Durbin spoke with IBA about the important role local broadcasting plays in covering news in their community. 

“Illinois broadcasters are essential to keeping our citizens informed about important issues, and it’s crucial for them to be properly equipped with the tools to share accurate, unbiased information with their audience,” said Durbin. “I always welcome the opportunity to update the Illinois Broadcasters Association on the work being done in Congress to advance their needs, such as the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.”

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would allow news organizations to jointly negotiate fair terms for access to their content by Google, Facebook, and other dominant platforms.

A photo of the meeting is available here.