On November 4th, Tom Wheeler was sworn in as the new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). NBCSL President Joe Armstrong (TN) releases the following statement.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NBCSL Statement on the First Federal Government Shutdown in 17 Years

Offices in the federal government began to shut down for the first time in 17 years at midnight on Monday, October 1, 2013 due to Congressional inaction. All but the…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 29, 2013

NBCSL Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Saturday, August 24, 2013 and Wednesday, August 28, 2013, tens of thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Recent Blackouts Point To The Need For Broader Policy Action

Recent television station blackouts highlight the need for a broader conversation on consumer choice and fairness, a review of retransmission consent laws, and full technology adoption
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 29, 2013

Representative Joe Armstrong (TN), President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), issues the following statement regarding the passing of Former NBCSL President (1994-1999) and Tennessee State Representative,…
On Thursday, July 18, President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the White House discussing updates in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and specific ways…
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After weeks of trial and hours of deliberation, a jury in Sanford, Florida found George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. NBCSL President, Joe Armstrong…
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On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right for colleges and universities to use race as one of many factors in admission decisions.
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On June 25, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder and struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Statement on the Recent Oklahoma Tragedy

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the recent tornadoes and storm damage in our mid-Western states. While centered in the small towns of Oklahoma, the damage…
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