Rockefeller Hails Progress on First Responder Network

February 15, 2012

Chairman RockefellerWASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV issued the following statement today:

“We’ve made great progress and are very close to a historic milestone—creation of a new nationwide communications network for our first responders.  My expectation is that we will be able to include this legislative language in the compromise payroll deal that is close to being finalized.  Although we continue to hash out some of the finer points of the legislation, the end result should be the same: a new communications network that will save lives and generate economic growth.”