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Senate Commerce Committee Passes AM Radio Bill

Today (7/27), the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held an executive session to consider numerous bills and passed the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act to move to the next step toward becoming law. NAB president and CEO Curtis LeGeyt comments, “NAB applauds today’s Senate Commerceim Committee passage of the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act. This legislation will ensure that the tens of millions of AM radio listeners across the country retain access to local news, diverse community programming and emergency information. Moreover, this legislation enables AM radio’s continued role as the backbone of the nation’s Emergency Alert System. We thank Sens. Markey and Cruz, Chair Cantwell and the bipartisan cosponsors of this bill for their leadership to safeguard AM radio’s pivotal role in keeping the public informed when disaster strikes. We urge swift passage of this important legislation.”