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January 18, 2024

NAB Statement on House Passage of PRESS Act

Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 4250 – Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act (PRESS Act), the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt: 

"NAB applauds the House for passing the PRESS Act, underscoring the vital importance of freedom of the press. This legislation acknowledges the critical role of journalists in our democracy – from exposing injustices to educating and informing the public. The PRESS Act protects journalists' ability to maintain confidential sources, ensuring they can perform their duties without the threat of retaliation. America's broadcasters thank the cosponsors of this legislation for their leadership and urge the Senate to move quickly to pass this bill.”

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