WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of the PIRATE Act (H.R. 5709) by the House of Representatives, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
"NAB applauds the House of Representatives for unanimously passing the PIRATE Act, which provides the FCC with tough new enforcement measures to combat illegal pirate radio operations. These unlicensed and illegal stations interfere with licensed radio broadcasts, threaten public safety and disrupt communications between airline pilots and air traffic controllers. We thank Reps. Lance, Tonko and Collins for their leadership on pirate radio enforcement and urge the Senate to act quickly in passing the PIRATE Act."
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