Energy and Commerce Committee

Communications and Technology


Walden and Blackburn on the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act Becoming Law

08.14.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law H.R. 2345, the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act.

“Millions of Americans each year, particularly young people and veterans, struggle with depression and mental health issues. It is critical to connect those contemplating suicide with the support they need, and there’s more we can do to help. The National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act takes steps to establish a...

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Blackburn on Next Generation 9-1-1 Grant Announcement

08.03.2018

 WASHINGTON, DC – Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced an $110 million grant program to support the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 technologies.

“Today’s announcement is welcome progress to help law enforcement and Public Safety Answering Points nationwide fully realize Next Generation 9-1-1 capabilities. It is critical for the nation’s 9-1-1 network to keep pace with 21st century technology, allowing that lifesaving call to take the form of voice, text, or video. This committee...

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Walden and Blackburn on Senate Passage of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act

08.02.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement after the Senate passed H.R. 2345, the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act, authored by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), by unanimous consent yesterday.

“For individuals in crisis, the voice at the other end of the line could save lives. This critical legislation brings us closer to an easy-to-remember 3-digit national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline,” said Chairman Walden...

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Communications and Technology

Jurisdiction


Electronic communications, both Interstate and foreign, including voice, video, audio and data, whether transmitted by wire or wirelessly, and whether transmitted by telecommunications, commercial or private mobile service, broadcast, cable, satellite, microwave, or other mode; technology generally; emergency and public safety communications; cybersecurity, privacy, and data security; the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Office of Emergency Communications in the Department of Homeland Security; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.