S. 2644: FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016

A bill to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

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Mar 7, 2016


Reported by Committee on Apr 27, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 27, 2016.


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
Length: 52 pages


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Mar 7, 2016

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Apr 27, 2016
Reported by Committee

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Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 2644 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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