H.R. 176: Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jan 04, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Jan 04, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Tim Griffin
Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3481 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 18, 2011

S. 874 (Related)
Ending Mobile Phone Welfare Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 07, 2013

 
Full Title

To prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile service through the Lifeline program.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
66 cosponsors (66R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Communications and Technology

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/4/2013--Introduced.
Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2011 [sic] - Prohibits a provider of commercial mobile communications service from receiving universal service support under specified provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 for the provision of such service through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Lifeline program (a program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service to qualifying low-income consumers).

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