SMARTS WILL SEE ‘AMBER’ GO NATIONAL
The House approved a package of child protection legislation April 10 that would create a national Amber Alert child kidnapping notification network and strengthen the nation's child pornography laws. The House voted 400-25 for a compromise crafted by a House-Senate negotiating committee that would institute the national child kidnapping network urged by the family of Elizabeth Smart.
The Smart family will be coming to the White House today to see President Bush sign the new national Amber Alert bill to help find abducted kids. Elizabeth's dad, Ed, passionately pleaded for Congress to pass the bill to help find other kids so they don't face what he's called nine months of hell for his daughter. All of the children out there deserve to come home to their parents the way - the way Elizabeth has come back to us, Smart said, fighting back tears right after his daughter's rescue in a Salt Lake City suburb not far from her home.