Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
The Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus, lead by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), was formed in 2003 to educate lawmakers, constituents and communities about the importance of citizen-activated emergency response systems.

The name was changed to the NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus in 2011 for the 112th Congress.

Goals of the NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus

The Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus seeks to improve 9-1-1 and emergency response systems in the United States and promote governmental policies that will ensure:
  • Continued reliability of 9-1-1 as the universal emergency number over legacy and future communications services and applications;
  • A coordinated transition to broadband-enabled, IP-based Next Generation 9-1-1 and emergency communications systems;
  • 9-1-1 is recognized as an integral component of our nation’s homeland security;
  • Aggressive and effective oversight of federal agencies responsible for 9-1-1 and emergency communications.
  • Effective education of the public on the appropriate use of 9-1-1;
  • Proper funding for 9-1-1 systems, networks, operations, and training;
  • Effective and direct access to emergency response systems for persons with disabilities; and
  • Improved coordination and information sharing across jurisdictional boundaries and among emergency response personnel and organizations at all levels of government.
Visit the NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus website.

Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Co-Chairs

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

Rep. John Shimkus(R-IL) Rep. Anna Eshoo(D-CA)

112th Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Members

House of Representatives

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Jo Bonner (R-AL)
Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU)
Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Michael C. Burgess (R-TX)
Howard Coble (R-NC)
Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
John J. Duncan Jr. (R-TN)
Eliot L. Engel (D-NY)
Anna Eshoo (D-CA)*
Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Kay Granger (R-TX)
Gene Green (D-TX)
Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ)
Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI)
Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL)
Jim Himes (D-CT)
Mike Honda (D-CA)
Darrell E. Issa (R-CA)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Walter Jones (R-NC)
Ron Kind (D-WI)
Pete King (R-NY)
Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
Rick Larsen (D-WA)
John B. Larson (D-CT)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
George Miller (D-CA)
Jeff Miller (R-FL)
Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
David Price (D-NC)
Nick J. Rahall (D-WV)
Mike Rogers (R-AL)
Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Aaron Schock (R-IL)
John Shimkus (R-IL)*
Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Lee Terry (R-NE)
Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Patrick Tiberi (R-OH)
Marc Veasey (D-TX)
Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Peter Welch (D-VT)
Joe Wilson (R-SC)


Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Richard Burr (R-NC)*
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
Kay Hagen (D-NC)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
John Hoeven (R-ND)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)*
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Brian Schatz (D-HI)