House green lights NMI AMBER Alert

Jul 27, 2020
House green lights NMI AMBER Alert

The House passed my bill adding the Marianas and other insular areas to the national AMBER alert system for finding missing children. AMBER alerts mobilize the community via radio, TV, and text messages and have helped locate almost one thousand children, since the system was created in 1996. Attached to H.R. 6395, the House’s annual defense bill, my AMBER Alerts Nationwide Act will give law enforcement in the Marianas the financial and technical resources from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Transportation to implement AMBER alerts in our community, hopefully saving lives. H.R. 6395 now goes to a conference committee to resolve differences with the Senate’s defense bill approved on Thursday.