LINCOLN, Neb. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after Ford announced it would reverse course and preserve access to AM broadcast radio in new vehicles:

“This is a good step in the right direction; other automakers should also reverse course. Millions of Americans rely on AM radio for news, weather, and emergency alerts. Congress should pass our bipartisan bill to ensure every car manufacturer follows Ford's lead and keeps AM radio.”

Sen. Fischer joined her colleagues last week in introducing the AM for Every Vehicle Act. The bicameral, bipartisan bill would direct federal regulators to require automakers to maintain AM broadcast radio in their new vehicles at no additional charge.

A number of automakers have removed or announced plans to remove AM broadcast radio from some of their vehicles.

Click here for more information on the AM for Every Vehicle Act. 

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