Paul Ryan responds:

Paul Ryan

I want to thank my constituents who reached out to me in support of this petition. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kari Hunt during this difficult time.

Like proponents of “Kari’s Law,” I also believe that our emergency-response system should be user-friendly and easy to navigate. The petition’s supporters raised some good points about how this legislation could improve the emergency-response system in the United States. And I look forward to working with my colleagues in the 113th Congress to improve the current system.

I appreciate all of your thoughts and suggestions. Should legislation that would improve the 911 system reach the House floor, I will be sure to keep your support of “Kari’s Law’ in mind.


Posted on May 09, 2014
Discussion
  • Hank Hunt WINONA, TX
    • 4 months ago

    "Should legislation that would improve the 911 system reach the House floor, I will be sure to keep your support of "Kari's Law" in mind." Mr. Ryan, why don't you introduce the bill, saving time and gettin' it done? Just a curious question.

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  • lucas rodgers LOWELL, MA
    • 10 months ago

    I look forward to working on that... Typical politician.

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  • Hank Hunt WINONA, TX
    • 10 months ago

    I appreciate your interest in this matter. However, I am confused that you stated, "Should legislation that would improve the 911 system reach the House floor, I will be sure to keep your support of “Kari’s Law’ in mind." Are you not willing to submit this legislation yourself? I'm not entirely educated on how things work in Washington and frankly not sure if I want to but submitting legislation is your job. I don't mean to sound harsh at all but at what point will we received definitive remarks about this problem? It IS a problem and needs to be fixed. I understand it is an election year but does ALL work from our representatives get put on hold for campaigning? Another problem was uncovered this morning in Minnesota that was a potential roadblock to receiving help through 911. I don't want to sound angry, I'm not, just confused.

    Hank (Kari's Dad)

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    • 11 months ago

    Interestingly after reading all the responses to Paul Ryan's cut and paste response, his efforts are minimal, but still is to 'take the money' away from those who need it. When someone has NEVER walked in anothers' shoes they can't respond well, nor should someone like this, be in a governmental position, making so many decisions for others whose situation he has never experienced..

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  • Rusty Barnes DAVIS JUNCTION, IL
    • 11 months ago

    I support this legislation with all my heart and it saddens me that it takes something so tragic to get the attention of others to make things like this happen.

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