The National Association of Broadcasters had a busy year in Washington, working the corridors of power in the House and the Senate on behalf of broadcasters. It has disclosed to Congress that it spent $3.41M in pursuit of favorable outcomes on a wide range of legislative issues that went before Congress in 2010.
NAB listed its general issue area as communications/broadcasting/radio/TV and named the many NAB employees who took part in various efforts.
Among the issues of concern were:
* issues relating to retransmission consent
* issues relating to what used to be known as the minority tax credit for certain broadcast transactions, which
the NAB new refers to as a credit for “new entrants”
* CALM Act
* Local Community Radio Act
* 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
* Radio Spectrum Inventory Act
* Voluntary Incentive Auctions Act
* Free Flow of Information Act
* Spectrum Management and Policy Reform Act
* Public Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act
* a bill making technical corrections to the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
* Restoring American Financial Stability Act (concerning FTV advertising rulemaking authority)
* A resolution, Conference Report to Accompany the Restoring American Financial Stability Act
* Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (media advertising)
* Performance Rights Act
The NAB’s report can be read here.