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December 18, 2018
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NAB Statement on Senate Passage of READI Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to last night's passage of the READI Act by the Senate, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“NAB thanks the Senate for passing the READI Act, which would improve the timeliness, accuracy and availability of emergency alerts when disaster strikes. Local radio and TV broadcasters play a vital role as ‘first informers’ in keeping communities safe, and we understand the importance of relevant and up-to-date information when lives are at risk. We thank Sens. Schatz, Thune and Wicker for their leadership on the emergency alerting issue and urge passage of the READI Act in the House.”

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