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NENA Applauds U.S. House Approval of Communications and Technology Bills

Thursday, September 24, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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The following statements may be attributed to Dan Henry, Regulatory Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for NENA: The 9-1-1 Association: 

“America’s 9-1-1 community is encouraged by the U.S. House of Representatives votes this week to ensure a resilient communications network amid the coronavirus pandemic. We commend Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) for their advocacy on behalf on these common sense, bipartisan improvements to our nation’s telecommunications system.”

HR 5918 – Emergency Reporting Act 

“NENA strongly supports improvement of the Federal Communications Commission’s outage reporting and preparation functions. Disaster-related outages occur on regular basis, and both public safety and industry must adapt intelligently to save lives. This require coordination, and we applaud the efforts of Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) to improve 9-1-1’s situational awareness through the Emergency Reporting Act.”