Jeff Shell
Jeff Shell

Statement by BBG Chairman Jeff Shell to Broadcasting Board of Governors Employees

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4490).  Should it become law, this legislation would make significant changes to the agency.


My fellow Board members and I have been closely following developments involving this bill.  We are aware of the concerns that have been raised, as well as the reasoning of the bill’s authors and supporters.  The measure now moves on to the Senate.


In the meantime, we remain unwavering in our support for your journalistic efforts.  Our latest statement to this effect was an op-ed published last Friday by Time; I invite you to read it when you have a moment.


The mission of the BBG networks is all the more vital in today’s global media environment, and we must continue to seek ways to address the challenges that the agency faces every day.


Jeff Shell


Broadcasting Board of Governors