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November 2, 2017
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON -- In response to today's release of tax reform legislation, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"Local broadcasters applaud today’s House Ways and Means Committee introduction of comprehensive tax reform legislation that will grow America’s economy, specifically their decision to retain the full and immediate deductibility of business advertising expenses. Study after study has shown that advertising is a driving engine for economic growth, sustaining and supporting millions of high-paying American jobs, and today’s legislative framework recognizes those important benefits. NAB looks forward to working with members on both sides of the Capitol towards passage of comprehensive legislation that modernizes the tax code to the benefit of American businesses and families.”

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