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The Latest from Washington

RSS Comm Law Center
  • Broadcasters Once Again Face Reporting Employee Race, Ethnicity and Gender to the FCC
    Yesterday, the FCC released its Fourth Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in its Review of the Commission’s Broadcast and Cable Equal Employment Opportunity Rules and Policies docket, which was first opened in 1998. The Report and Order portion of the document reinstates the requirement that broadcasters file […]
  • Annual EEO Public File Report Deadline for Stations in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma
    February 1 is the deadline for broadcast stations licensed to communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma to place their Annual EEO Public File Report in their Public Inspection File and post the report on their station website.  Under the FCC’s EEO Rule, all radio and television station employment […]
  • FCC Enforcement Monitor January 2024
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes: TV Broadcaster Faces $150,000 Fine for Failure to Negotiate Retransmission Consent in Good Faith Sponsorship ID and Political File Violations Lead to $500,000 Consent Decree […]
RSS National Association of Broadcasters – News Releases
  • Renowned Creator and Innovator Shira Lazar to Host NAB Show Main Stage
    Washington, D.C.— Shira Lazar, an Emmy-nominated leading voice around digital culture and emerging trends, will take center stage as the first host of NAB Show’s Main Stage, amplifying the experience for participants and the audience. The world's leading event for the broadcasting, media and entertainment industries, NAB Show brings together cutting-edge technology, creators and innovators […]
  • NAB Announces 2024 Crystal Radio Award Finalists
    Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced the finalists for the 2024 NAB Crystal Radio Awards, which has honored radio stations’ outstanding community service efforts since 1987. Winners will be announced during the We Are Broadcasters ceremony that takes place on the Main Stage at NAB Show, April 16 at 9:30 […]
  • A More Democratic Future for Filmmaking: NAB Show Panel Explores Shift Towards Audience-Driven Content
    Washington, D.C.— The future of the film industry is more democratic. That’s the idea behind a Main Stage panel discussion at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The team behind “Holy Smokes,” the winner of the Decentralized Pictures Kevin Smith Comedy Short Film Screenplay Award, will dive into the challenges aspiring filmmakers face and […]

2023 Legislative Updates

North Dakota Legislature
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In the North Dakota State Legislature, NDBA members are strongly represented by attorney Jack McDonald, NDBA appointed officers and the NDBA Executive Director, Beth A. Helfrich. They tirelessly fight to maintain open meetings and open records, keep taxes off advertising and maintain the legality of advertising all types of products, goods and services.

On the federal level the NDBA Executive Director, Board of Directors, & members work closely with NAB members and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to inform our Congressional Delegation on issues of importance to broadcasters.  As ND Broadcasters face the challenges and opportunities confronting our industry, we are here to assist you. With Public affairs programming, issue advocacy, regulatory advice, community service and much more, your NDBA is working on your behalf. From Bismarck to Washington, D.C. your NDBA represents your interests and ensures our elected representatives understand the vital service you provide to their constituents.

Political Broadcast Catechism Handbooks, 18th edition,  are available at www.nab.org20

Contact YOur Members of Congress:


Senator John Hoeven
Washington Office
338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone:  202-224-2551

Fargo Office
123 Broadway North, Ste 201
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: 701-239-5389

Bismarck Office
US Federal Building
220 East Rosser Ave. Rm312
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone:  701-250-4618

Grand Forks Office
Federal Building
102 North Fourth St., Rm 108
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-746-8972

Minot Office
100 1st St., SW, Ste 107
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-838-1361

Western North Dakota Office
204 N. Main St., #516
Wolford City, ND
Phone: 701-609-2727


Senator Kevin Cramer
Washington Office
330 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone:  202-224-2043

Fargo Office
306 Federal Building
657 Second Avenue N
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone 701-232-5094

Bismarck Office
328 Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone:  701-699-7020

Minot Office
105 Federal Building
100 First Street SW
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-837-6141

Grand Forks Office
114 Federal Building
102 North 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-699-7030

Williston Office
125 Main Street, Suite #217
Williston, ND 58801
Phone: 701-441-7230


Congressman Kelly Armstrong
Washington Office
1740 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone:  202-225-2611

Fargo Office
3217 Fletchtner Drive Suite B
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-353-6665

Bismarck Office

US Federal Building
220 E Rosser Avenue, Room 228
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone:  701-354-6700



Jack McDonald
Wheeler Wolf Law Firm
220 N 4th St
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-751-1776