Tuesday, August 5, 2014

S 2664 Introduced – Public Alert System

As I noted earlier Sen. Begich (D,AK) introduced S 2664, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2014. This bill appears to be very similar to HR 3283 that was ordered reported in the House back in April. It is probably a ‘companion bill’ but it is hard to tell because the House Homeland Security Committee has not yet actually reported the much amended bill, so we cannot see exactly what that bill looks like.

I don’t see anything particularly objectionable to anyone in the bill, so it would not seem that there would be any great impediment to its passage in either the House or Senate. The greatest obstacle will be convincing the leadership to actually bring the bill to the floor in the election season after the summer recess.

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