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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2009
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NAB Statement on House Telecom Subcommittee Leadership Change

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters released a statement today regarding the change in leadership on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. Reps. Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) announced today that Rep. Boucher, formerly chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will now chair the House Telecom Subcommittee. Rep. Markey, who until now chaired the House Telecom Subcommittee, will now chair the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee.

Commenting on the change, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton said:

"NAB has enormous respect for both Chairman Markey and Boucher, and we wish them great success in their new roles. We look forward to working with both Mr. Boucher and Mr. Markey in the new Congress, and in continuing to make the case that the news, entertainment and emergency lifeline services provided by free and local broadcasting are worth preserving and strengthening."

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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.