Build Back Better Act

Sen. Joe Manchin, W.Va., is followed to his car by reporters after participating in a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 14, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)

Demise of Biden spending plan stalls next-gen 911 funding

After Sen. Joe Manchin's declaration that he won't vote for the White House's Build Back Better Act, proponents of next-generation 911 technology will have to find a…
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leave a meeting with House Democrats at the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill on Oct. 28 to try and secure a vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill and discuss his multi-trillion social policy spending bill. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

Cybersecurity, next-generation 911 boosted in Biden spending plan

The $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act would make additional investments in advanced emergency-communications technology and state and local cyber efforts.