AMFEVA leadership change.

The leadership of the AM For Every Vehicle Act in the US House of Representatives has shifted to Reps. Frank Pallone and Gus Bilirakis, taking over from Rep. Josh Gottheimer. Rep. Pallone’s ties to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, coupled with his role as Chairman of the Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee, provide crucial support. Recent hearings, including testimony from industry figures supporting AM radio’s importance, have bolstered the Act’s momentum. The legislation mirrors the Senate version, retaining bipartisan support and aiming to ensure AM radio remains a standard feature in automobiles, particularly vital during emergencies like hurricanes. Rep. Bilirakis emphasized the necessity for access to timely information, especially for rural and underserved communities. Rep. Pallone highlighted the critical role AM radio played during crises like Superstorm Sandy, stressing the need for its continued accessibility in future vehicle generations. NAB CEO Curtis LeGeyt commended the introduction of the Act, with substantial backing from House co-sponsors. The Senate version awaits a floor vote, having garnered significant bipartisan support. The Act aims to maintain AM radio as a fundamental medium for Americans, preserving its reach and importance in an evolving media landscape.