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H.R. 3994: ACCESS BROADBAND Act

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To establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Paul Tonko

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2018
Length: 8 pages
Introduced:

Oct 6, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 23, 2018

This bill passed in the House on July 23, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

35% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3994 will add $13 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Oct 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jan 30, 2018
 
Considered by Communications and Technology

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Jun 13, 2018
 
Considered by Communications and Technology

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 12, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 18, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Jul 23, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3994 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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