• The House is presently scheduled to go into recess for the elections on October 1, 2010, and the Senate is scheduled to go out October 8, 2010.
  • The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on September 23, 2010, titled “Keeping Us Safe - The Need for a Nationwide Public Safety Network.” Witnesses included Mr. Robert Davis, the San Jose Chief of Police and President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and Ret. Admiral James Barnett, Jr., Chief of the Public Safety Bureau of the FCC. In his prepared remarks, Committee Chair Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., stated that “The grim reality is that in every state represented in this Congress, there are emergencies and crises. This is why I firmly believe that our public safety officials are owed the resources they need to do their job. And this is why nine years after September 11th, we should be ashamed that they lack a nationwide, interoperable wireless broadband communications system.” Additional remarks from the hearing are available in this Committee press release.