H.R. 486 (105th): Native American Telecommunications Act of 1997


Jan 21, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 21, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Richardson

Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 21, 1997
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to promote greater telecommunications and information services to Native Americans, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/21/1997--Introduced.Native American Telecommunications Act of 1997 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to initiate a proceeding to develop and establish an official ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 21, 1997

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 486”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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