WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage by the House Judiciary Committee of H.R. 4250 - Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act (PRESS Act), which provides federal-level protections for journalists regarding disclosure of confidential sources, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
“NAB lauds the bipartisan passage of the PRESS Act by the House Judiciary Committee and thanks Chairman Jordan and Ranking Member Nadler for their leadership in moving the bill through the committee. Broadcast journalists play a vital role in our democracy by shining a light on injustices, educating their audiences, keeping the public informed and holding elected officials accountable. The PRESS Act will protect reporters’ confidential sources and ensure that they can continue this critical work without fear of retaliation. America’s broadcasters appreciate Reps. Raskin and Kiley for their work on this issue and urge Congress to pass this bill into law.”
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