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May 7, 2014
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Bipartisan Agreement Regarding STELA Reauthorization Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to a bipartisan agreement by the House Energy & Commerce Committee on legislation to reauthorization the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB deeply appreciates the work of House Commerce Committee leaders and staff to achieve a bipartisan reauthorization of STELA legislation. Though we have some concerns, there is much to be applauded in this legislative package. We look forward to working with this committee and others on a bipartisan bill that allows broadcasters to continue serving viewers with quality programming and sustains America's unique system of local television."

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