H.R. 3998: Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act

To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a study on network resiliency during times of emergency, and for other purposes.

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Nov 16, 2015


Passed House on May 23, 2016

This bill passed in the House on May 23, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Frank Pallone Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 24, 2016
Length: 4 pages


5% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)


Nov 16, 2015

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Apr 28, 2016
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May 23, 2016
Passed House

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 3998 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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