The National Association of Broadcasters issued a statement today following an announcement that Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) will serve as the new Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Commenting, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith said:
"NAB looks forward to working with Congressman Upton in his new role as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Over the years, Fred Upton has served Congress with class and integrity, and has shown a willingness to find meaningful solutions to real problems that confront the American people. We welcome his chairmanship and the opportunity to make the case in his committee for preserving and enhancing free and local broadcasting."
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