The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is embraced by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), left, before an Amber Alert press conference outside the doors of the Senate Radio and TV Gallery in the Capitol. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) is at right. In a bi-partisan effort, Sen. Hutchison and Sen. Feinstein sponsored the National Amber Network Act, which the Senate unanimously passed twice. The Amber Alert system is a partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in certain child-abduction cases. (January 2003)