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H.R. 5085 (115th): Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2018

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To repeal the section of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that requires the Federal Communications Commission to reallocate and auction the T-Band spectrum.

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Eliot Engel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Feb 26, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Zeldin, County Exec Bellone, Suffolk Police Chief Cameron, FRES Commissioner Williams and Local First Responders and Elected Officials Call for Congressional Passage of the Dont Break Up the T-Band Act
    — Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2018

Senator Markey Introduces “Don’t Break Up the T-Band” Act to Protect First Responders’ Spectrum
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Aug 2, 2018

Zeldin, Engel, King Introduce Dont Break Up the T-Band Act to Protect T-Band Spectrum Use by First Responders
    — Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2018

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Feb 26, 2018

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H.R. 5085 (115th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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