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NG911 Funding down payment made by House via Build Back Better(BBB) Act, focus shifts to U.S. Senate

iCERT Sends Letter to Senate Leadership and Key Senators

November 24, 2021


Yesterday (11/23/21) iCERT sent Senate Leadership and key Senators involved in this process a letter expressing appreciation for recognizing the need for NG911 funding, but highlighting that the funding passed by the House represents a down payment and is not enough to fully meet the need to implement NG911 nationwide.


iCERT will continue to work with all parties within the public safety community to ensure that the NG911 funding included in the BBB Act is used to achieve the most impact in the NG911 effort, which is a goal we all share. Additionally, iCERT remains committed to continuing to actively work with Congress and public safety stakeholders to secure additional funding for NG911 going forward.


November 24, 2021


Dear iCERT members -


First, Happy Thanksgiving to each of you, and I hope you all have the opportunity to spend the holiday with family and friends.


As the lobbying effort on the Build Back Better (BBB) Act, also known as the “budget reconciliation bill,” now shifts to the U.S. Senate, yesterday iCERT sent the attached letter to Senate Leadership and key Senators involved in this process.


We expect the Senate will take up the BBB Act in early December and deliberate it over the following few weeks. Although vote timing is uncertain at this time, Senate leadership has expressed a desire to have a Senate vote on it before the end of the year. iCERT will continue to work with all parties within the public safety community to ensure that the NG911 funding included in the BBB Act is used to achieve the most impact in the NG911 effort, which is a goal we all share. Additionally, iCERT remains committed to continuing to actively work with Congress and public safety stakeholders to secure additional funding for NG911 going forward.


As always, thanks for your participation in and support of iCERT, and Happy Thanksgiving.


Sincerely,


GK


George Kelemen

Executive Director

202-805-0096


Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies, Inc.

www.theindustrycouncil.org

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