H.R. 5525: End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Jun 16, 2016


Failed Under Suspension on Jun 21, 2016

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote on June 21, 2016 under a fast-track procedure called "suspension." It may or may not get another vote.


Austin Scott

Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2016
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Jun 16, 2016

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 21, 2016
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

Passed House

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5525 is 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.

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