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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2012
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NAB Statement on FCC Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the scheduled markup by the House Energy and Commerce Committee of H.R. 3309, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2011, and H.R. 3310, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2011, the following statement may be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB supports legislative efforts by Chairmen Upton and Walden designed to modernize and reform FCC decision-making. Given the breakneck speed under which broadcasters and other media companies are reshaping the telecommunications landscape, it is entirely appropriate for Congress to update the rulemaking process and find ways to make it work faster and better. NAB respects the leadership of Chairman Genachowski, and we stand ready to help him and FCC staff implement changes resulting from legislation that brings greater clarity and transparency for licensees dealing with the FCC."

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