NAB Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation Updating Public Alert Warning System

July 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Senate’s passage today of legislation updating the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“NAB applauds the Senate’s bipartisan passage of this important legislation modernizing our public alert warning system. As America’s hometown ‘first informers,’ radio and television broadcasters know the crucial need for up-to-the-second information that can keep lives and property safe. We thank Sens. Johnson and McCaskill for their leadership on this issue and look forward to working with stakeholders to ensure all Americans have access to emergency alerts.”

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