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February 10, 2011

King, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reallocate D Block Communications Spectrum to Public Safety

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, joined by Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and 5 others, introduced H.R. 607, the Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011. This legislation will strengthen the communications capabilities of America's first responders by reallocating the D Block communications spectrum to public safety. Today, President Obama personally called for the reallocation of the D Block to public … Continue Reading

February 10, 2011

Thompson Calls for Elimination of the Alaskan Native Corporation Carve-Out

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, introduced legislation to place eligible small businesses in the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program on an equal footing with Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs). The legislation, H.R. 598, is a companion bill to S. 236, introduced by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Congressman Thompson submitted the following statement with the introduction of the legislation: "The … Continue Reading

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