Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller want to take West Virginia's Silver Alert program nationwide.
Manchin and Rockefeller, along with four other senators introduced the National Silver Alert Act on Tuesday.
It would create a federal program to help local and state law enforcement agencies find missing adults and senior citizens.
“We know that a strong communications network is critical to first responders when they’re dealing with an emergency situation, such as when an elderly person goes missing,” said Senator Rockefeller.
“The Silver Alert, which is modeled after a successful West Virginia program, has the potential to greatly improve the way we locate missing adults and seniors by allowing for coordination and support across jurisdictions.”
The Silver Alert Program has been in place in West Virginia since 2009.
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Manchin, Rockefeller Introduce National Silver Alert Act