A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Nevada. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2016
Length: 44 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on April 27, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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).
1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Heller Calls for FCC Delay on Set Top Box Proposal”
— Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Sep 28, 2016
“Senator Lankford, Inhofe and Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Restore Regulatory Accountability Through Judicial Review”
— Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] on Mar 17, 2016
“House Passes Hatch Bill to Restore Accountability to Regulatory Bureaucracy”
— Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018] on Jul 12, 2016
Nov 2, 2011
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1784 (112th).
Feb 4, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1989 (113th).
Feb 10, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 27, 2016
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Dec 20, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
S. 421 (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. 421. 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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