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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: June 15, 2022 09:20 AM
From: Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe
To: All House members
Subject: EMP & Solar Flare Resolution
In the near future, I plan on introducing a resolution urging Congress to fund measures to protect the power grid of the United States from electromagnetic pulse (EMPs) attacks and solar flare incidents.

Now more than ever, citizens see the reliance we have in electricity coming from our power grid, yet little to no effort by the federal government has been done to protect our power grid from electromagnetic pulse attacks initiated by foreign adversaries.  EMPs have the capabilities to disrupt communications and incapacitate critical U.S. infrastructure.

Additionally, solar flare occurrences are on the rise. With the increase of solar flares, we will begin to see adverse effects to radio communications, satellites, and cellular communications.

It is imperative we use every available method at our disposal to protect our power grid from EMP attacks or solar flare incidents.

My resolution’s language is modeled from a similar resolution passed by the American Legion urging Congress to take steps to protect our power grid.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this much needed resolution.

Introduced as HR213