WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of the PIRATE Act (H.R. 5709) by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
“NAB thanks the House Energy & Commerce Committee for advancing legislation that strengthens FCC resources in combatting illegal pirate radio operations. Reps. Lance, Tonko, Collins and their cosponsors are to be commended for addressing the unfortunate increase in pirate radio. These stations not only interfere with licensed and legal broadcasts, but on multiple occasions have disrupted airline pilot and air traffic controller transmissions. NAB urges Congress to swiftly pass the PIRATE ACT.”
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