Congress passes repack bill; NAB endorses it.

Thune, Walden

The bill has passed the full Congress, prompting Senator Smith to issue this statement: “NAB welcomes the Omnibus appropriations bill’s inclusion of RAY BAUM’S Act, along with funding that fully and fairly reimburses broadcasters for their spectrum repack relocation expenses. Chairmen Walden and Thune, and Ranking Members Pallone and Nelson, have been tireless in their efforts to correct the repack fund shortfall and we thank them for their leadership on this issue. We are also thankful to Appropriations Chairmen Cochran and Frelinghuysen, Vice Chairman Leahy, Ranking Number Lowey, and congressional leaders for recognizing the importance of resolving this important issue to the benefit of broadcast listeners and viewers across the country.”