State of Interoperable Emergency Communications Along the Texas Border, Field Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, February 19, 2008 [open pdf - 213KB]
From the opening statement of Henry Cuellar: "The subcommittee meeting today is to receive testimony regarding the state of interoperable emergency communications along the Texas border. The Chair would like to acknowledge that a Member of the committee who does not sit on the subcommittee assembled today, Mr. McCaul, has asked to participate in today's hearing. As you know, he is a Member of Homeland Security, a Chairman of one of the subcommittees recently, and consistent with the rules and the practices of the committee, we're pleased to honor his request, and I now ask unanimous consent to allow Congressman McCaul to sit and question the witnesses at today's hearing. Without objection, it is so ordered. Again, good morning to all of you all. On behalf of the Members of the subcommittee, let me first welcome our panel of witnesses that we have here today who'll work everyday to make sure that their community and our country are prepared for any and all threats." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Henry Cuellar, Charles W. Dent, Chris Essid, Steve E. Landin, Alfonso Olvera Ledezma, Joe M. Peters, Michael Simpson, and Hector F. Gonzalez.
Serial No. 110-94
Government Printing Office, Congressional Hearings: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html