Senate Passes IPAWS Update Bill
July 10, 2015 at 9:57 AM (PT)
The Senate has voted to approve the bill that updates IPAWS, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. S. 1180 was sponsored by Sens. CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D-MO) and RON JOHNSON (R-WI).
NAB EVP/Communications DENNIS WHARTON said, "NAB applauds the Senate's bipartisan passage of this important legislation modernizing our public alert warning system. As AMERICA's hometown 'first informers,' radio and television broadcasters know the crucial need for up-to-the-second information that can keep lives and property safe. We thank Sens. JOHNSON and MCCASKILL for their leadership on this issue and look forward to working with stakeholders to ensure all Americans have access to emergency alerts."