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H.R. 1396 (114th): Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act of 2015

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To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize a bipartisan majority of Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission to hold nonpublic collaborative discussions.

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Sponsor and status

Anna Eshoo

Sponsor. Representative for California's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
Length: 5 pages
Mar 17, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Eshoo, Shimkus, Doyle Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Greater Collaboration Among FCC Commissioners
    — Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] (Sponsor) on Mar 18, 2015

Eshoo, Shimkus & Doyle Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Greater Collaboration Among FCC Commissioners
    — Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 18, 2015

Valadao Statement On USDA California Federal Milk Marketing Order Proposals Hearing
    — Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21] on Sep 22, 2015

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Mar 17, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1396 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1396. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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