WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In response to today's introduction of the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2016 in the Senate, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
"NAB thanks Sens. Cantwell, Booker and Schumer for introducing legislation enabling local radio and television stations to access necessary resources to stay on the air during times of emergencies. When disaster strikes and other networks go down, local broadcasters play a lifeline role in keeping audiences out of harm's way. We applaud Rep. Pallone for his leadership on this issue through the SANDY Act and urge lawmakers to ensure Americans have access to critical broadcast information during a crisis."
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