NAB Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of STELA Reauthorization Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to passage of legislation to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB salutes the efforts of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley in forging passage of a unanimous, bipartisan and non-controversial reauthorization of the STELA bill. In an era of divided government, the Senate Judiciary Committee approach to STELA offers a clear path to final passage of a satellite TV bill this year. America's local broadcasters pledge our strong support for this bill and look forward to its final adoption by the full Senate."

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