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Gohmert’s Statement on White House Signing of Kari’s Law

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Washington, February 16, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the presidential signing of Kari’s Law today at 1:30PM ET:

“Today is bittersweet for so many reasons. The Hunt family, brought in to Washington, D.C. by the White House, will witness the signing of legislation bearing their loved one’s namesake into law. Although this law will not reverse the heartbreaking loss of Kari Rene Hunt and all the horrors of that day, her legacy will now live on and safeguard others from experiencing a situation of this magnitude.”

“Kari’s Law, which ensures that anyone who dials 9-1-1 can reach emergency personnel even if the phone typically requires that user to dial an additional digit to get an outside line, was birthed by the dedication of Kari Hunt’s father, Hank Hunt.”

“In what was a tiring and sometimes frustrating process, the U.S. House of Representatives, on Kari’s 36th birthday, passed the final version of the legislation; and, today that legislation will be signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call.”

“Today is monumental -- no longer should a child, or anyone for that matter, pick up the phone to call for help and get nothing.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) presented the Hunt family with an American flag flown over the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the presidential signing of Kari’s Law. Both he and the Hunt family will be present at the signing in the Oval Office.

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