Today the House Homeland Security Committee announced that its Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications would hold a markup hearing on Thursday that would look at three separate bills. Those bills are:
• HR 3283, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2013;
• HR 4263, the Social Media Working Group Act of 2014; and
• A new bill, the Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act
Links to substitute language for both HR 3283 and HR 4263 have been provided. The hearing page also includes a link to the Committee Draft of the new bill. I’ll have appropriate comments on all three posted before the hearing.
I suspect that these three closely related bills will continue to work their way through the legislative process linked in close proximity to each other.