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Communications and Technology Subcommittee Announces Legislative Hearing on Emergency Communications Solutions

Feb 20, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced today that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Thursday, February 27, at 10:30 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on bills to improve communications and network resiliency in times of emergency.  The hearing is entitled, “Strengthening Communications Networks to Help Americans in Crisis.”

“In times of emergency, it’s imperative that our communications networks are well equipped so Americans can call for help, contact loved ones and access critical emergency response information.  We cannot allow our communications networks to fail when a disaster strikes,” Pallone and Doyle said.  “At this hearing, we will discuss several pieces of legislation that will strengthen network resiliency and bolster emergency response to ensure Americans are able to communicate in times of crisis when it matters most.”

Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, legislation, witness list, testimony and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.