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Gohmert Praises The Passage of Kari’s Law

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the passage of Kari’s Law in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“This common sense reform was made possible through the tireless work of countless individuals, and none more so than Hank Hunt, the father of Kari Hunt. Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai along with the American Hotel and Lodging Association  were great helps in getting the help we needed to make this bill a reality nationwide.  The Chairman of the full committee Fred Upton (R-MI) and sub-committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) could not have been more helpful.”

“This legislation ensures that anyone who dials 9-1-1 will reach emergency personnel, even if the phone typically requires that user to dial ‘9’ to get an outside line.  This fix can be easily implemented with very little if any expense at all.”

“The indications are that the Senate will now take up this legislation and pass it. With the House legislation now having passed out of both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the full House of Representatives today, no child or adult should ever again pick up the phone to call for help and get nothing.”

“This legislation will not reverse the heartbreaking loss of Kari Rene Hunt or her daughter’s horror, as she told her grandfather, when she called 9-1-1 four times and could not get help. However, it will create a legacy for Kari that will safeguard others from this kind of trauma.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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