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H.R. 4596 (114th): Small Business Broadband Deployment Act

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To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements.

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Sponsor and status

Greg Walden

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2016
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Feb 24, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 16, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).

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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (Mar 14, 2016)

What legislators are saying

U.S. House unanimously passes Greg Waldens bill to lift burdens on small Internet service providers, improve service for consumers
    — Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2, 1999-2020] (Sponsor) on Mar 16, 2016

VIDEO: Loebsack-crafted Bipartisan Broadband Legislation Passes House Unanimously
    — Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2, 2007-2020] on Mar 16, 2016

Cramer: House Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Legislation to Protect Small Telecommunication Firms from Negative Impacts of Net Neutrality
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Feb 25, 2016

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History

Feb 24, 2016
 
Introduced

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Feb 24, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Feb 25, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 16, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 4596 (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. 4596. 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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