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H.R. 290: Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 290 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Specifically, the bill requires the FCC to:

  • Complete a rulemaking proceeding and adopt procedural changes to its rules, within one year of enactment, to maximize opportunities for public participation and efficient decision-making;
  • Set minimum comment and reply comment periods for rulemaking proceedings;
  • Establish policies concerning extensive comments toward the end of a comment period;
  • Establish policies to ensure that the public has time to ...

Sponsor and status

Greg Walden

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 22 pages

Jan 4, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 23, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 23, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 4, 2017

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Jan 23, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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H.R. 290 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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