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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Washington. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2016
Length: 16 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on June 29, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
May 26, 2016
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Jun 29, 2016
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Dec 6, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Sep 11, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 102 (115th).
S. 2997 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2997. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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