WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the Senate's passage last night of the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act (SANDy Act), the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
“NAB applauds the Senate’s passage of the SANDy Act and urges its quick signature into law by the President. As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have demonstrated, hometown radio and TV stations play a lifesaving role as ‘first informers’ during times of emergencies, and this legislation will provide local broadcasters with access to vital resources to stay on the air when disaster strikes. We are grateful to Rep. Pallone for spearheading this effort after he witnessed firsthand the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, and thank Sens. Cantwell, Booker, Thune, Rubio, Nelson, Menendez and Schumer for their leadership in the Senate.”
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