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Feds should issue missile alerts, says Schatz


    U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz issued a news release Tuesday that he and colleagues are proposing that only the federal government should issue missile alerts. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — joined by Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., left, Schatz and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. — spoke at a news conference Tuesday about government funding.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Tuesday he introduced bipartisan legislation that would give the federal government the sole responsibility of alerting the public of a missile threat and prohibit state and local governments from doing so. Read more

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