WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump signed Kari’s Law, H.R. 582, into law on February 16.
“As we recognize the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call, we applaud President Trump for signing into law this important step to improve our nation’s public safety communications. In the heat of a crisis, Kari’s Law ensures that dialing 9-1-1 means your call will go through, no matter what kind of phone you’re using. With this bill now the law of the land, the tragedy that took Kari Hunt’s life in 2013 has become a source for positive change, making emergency communications faster and more reliable for every American,” said Walden and Blackburn.