Advocacy

NAB FCC and Federal Issues

The PAB promotes policies that support the needs of our member stations in both state and federal legislatures. We represent the collective voice of all markets, large and small, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Here you will find relevant links and policy updates from the PAB:

NAB Statement on Signing Into Law of Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

December 24th, 2020
Statement in response to the signing of the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act into Law.
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NAB and RJI Research Provides Guidance for Journalists on Trusted Messengers and Effective Messaging for COVID-19 Vaccine Education

December 22nd, 2020
Washington, D.C. – A new nationwide survey finds a strong majority of Americans are eager for a COVID-19 vaccine and interested in news coverage that provides expert testimony on the safety and efficacy of vaccination, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) announced today. The survey also finds…
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NAB Statement on Inclusion of Expanded Eligibility to Local Media Outlets for Paycheck Protection Program in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

December 21st, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the inclusion of provisions expanding eligibility for U.S. Small Business Administration loan access to struggling local newspapers and radio and television stations in coronavirus relief stimulus legislation, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
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NAB Applauds Provisions in Omnibus Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2021

December 21st, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate introduced omnibus appropriations legislation, which includes provisions important to broadcasters and for which NAB supports swift passage. The statements below can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith.
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NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Broadcast Internet Order

December 10th, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the approval by the Federal Communications Commission of an order promoting Broadcast Internet using ATSC 3.0, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Senior Vice President of Communications Ann Marie Cumming:
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