S. 2997: Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2016

A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to commence proceedings related to the resiliency of critical telecommunications networks during times of emergency, and for other purposes.

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May 26, 2016


Reported by Committee on Jun 29, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 29, 2016.


Maria Cantwell

Junior Senator from Washington



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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 9 pages


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May 26, 2016

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Jun 29, 2016
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S. 2997 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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