Hearing: "Strengthening Communications Networks to Help Americans in Crisis"

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Thursday, February 27, 2020 (10:30 AM)

2322 RHOB
Washington, D.C.

Witnesses

Ms. Sue Ann Atkerson
CEO, Behavioral Health Link

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Allen F. Bell
Distribution Manager, Georgia Power Company

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Matthew Gerst
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Anthony Gossner
Fire Chief, City of Santa Rosa (Calif.)

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Daniel Henry
Regulatory Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, National Emergency Number Association

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Joseph Torres
Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement, Free Press and Free Press Action

  • Witness Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Truth-in-Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 451, the “Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act” introduced by Mr. Engel of NY [PDF]
  • H.R. 1289, the “Preserving Home and Office Numbers in Emergencies (PHONE) Act of 2019” introduced by Mr. Thompson of CA [PDF]
  • H.R. 3836, the “Wireless Infrastructure Resiliency during Emergencies and Disasters (WIRED) Act” introduced by Ms. Eshoo of CA [PDF]
  • H.R. 4194, the “National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2019” introduced by Mr. Stewart of UT [PDF]
  • H.R. 4856, the “Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act of 2019’’ introduced by Mr. McNerney of CA [PDF]
  • H.R. 5918, the “Emergency Reporting Act” introduced by Ms. Matsui of CA [PDF]
  • H.R. 5926, the “Reinforcing and Evaluating Service Integrity, Local Infrastructure, and Emergency Notification for Today’s (RESILIENT) Networks Act” introduced by Mr. Pallone of NJ [PDF]
  • H.R. 5928, the “Fee Integrity and Responsibilities and To Regain Essential Spectrum for Public-safety Operators Needed to Deploy Equipment Reliably (FIRST RESPONDER) Act of 2020” introduced by Mr. Walden of OR [PDF]

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF]

First Published: February 27, 2020 at 03:52 PM
Last Updated: September 18, 2020 at 01:30 PM