WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (NRB) – National Religious Broadcasters congratulated Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today on his election as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson issued the following statement:
"I congratulate Congressman Greg Walden on his election to the chairmanship of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. As a former broadcaster, he well understands the importance of liberty and was a key leader in the charge to nail the so-called Fairness Doctrine into its coffin. NRB has recognized with gratefulness Rep. Walden's strong leadership in years past, and we look forward to working with Chairman Walden on issues of life, freedom, and electronic media as he takes on this important new role."
NRB honored Rep. Walden with its Faith and Freedom Award in September 2011, the same year the text of the Fairness Doctrine was at long last finally and completely eliminated from the Code of Federal Regulations. The prestigious award honors stalwart defenders of First Amendment freedom and is presented during NRB's Capitol Hill Media Summit, the annual meeting of the organization's President's Council.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
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SOURCE National Religious Broadcasters