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January 20, 2017
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NAB Statement on Ajit Pai Becoming Permanent FCC Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to press reports indicating Ajit Pai will be named permanent FCC Chairman, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"Without qualification, NAB supports President Trump's selection of Ajit Pai to the position of FCC chairman. Ajit Pai is a known quantity who brings integrity, good humor and a fierce intellect to the Commission. We look forward to working with him and his colleagues on a pro-growth FCC agenda that benefits tens of millions of Americans who rely on free broadcast radio and TV for the most popular content, credible news, and lifeline local emergency alerts."

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