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H.R. 460: Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 460 requires third-party intermediate providers who offer the capability of transmitting covered voice communication to register with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Third-party intermediate providers work by carrying long distance phone calls in rural areas between providers such as Verizon, AT&T;, and Sprint. The bill also requires the FCC to issue rules establishing service quality standards for those providers, in an attempt to increase phone service reliability in rural areas.

Sponsor and status

David Young

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Jan 11, 2017

Status:

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was enacted as:

S. 96: Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 26, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 460 will spend $4 million through 2022.

History

Jan 11, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

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.

H.R. 460 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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