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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2015
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Congressional Passage of Government Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to passage of a government spending bill by the House and Senate that includes legislative language allowing broadcast joint sales agreements that were in existence at the time of last year's FCC rule change to continue, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"NAB salutes the bipartisan leadership of both parties in correcting a punitive regulatory overreach that would have unfairly harmed millions of local television viewers. With this action, Congress sends an unmistakable message that it continues to value broadcasting as an indispensable source of news, entertainment and lifeline information every day across America."

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