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Fitzpatrick Joins Bipartisan Group to Support Local Media


This week, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers seeking assistance for local media companies facing challenges brought on due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fitzpatrick signed on to a letter asking the administration to direct advertisement funds for federal programs to local media outlets. Additionally, the letter asks the administration to accelerate marketing campaigns with local media and incentivize businesses to advertise in local media.

“Due to the current state of our economy, many businesses have closed their doors temporarily or permanently, and there has been a decrease in advertising. Since advertising dollars make up a large portion of income for local outlets, they have been given difficult choices. Many news outlets have been forced to cut pay, let go staff, and shut down,” said Fitzpatrick. “In our community, local media outlets provide news that we care about, and they need our help to stay afloat and keep providing up to date information and news during this uncertain time.”