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H.R. 599 (115th): Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 599 amends Title I of the Communications Act of 1934 by directing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to publish on its website and submit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce a report on the state of the communications marketplace biennially by consolidating eight separate reports into one single report. Each biennial report must assess: 1) the state of competition in the communications marketplace, including competition to deliver voice, video, audio, and data services among telecommunications providers, mobile service providers, broadcast stations, satellite providers, internet service providers, and other communications service providers; 2) the deployment of communications capabilities, including whether advanced telecommunications capabilities are being deployed to Americans in a timely fashion; and 3) whether laws, regulations, or regulatory practices pose a barrier to competitive entry or expansion ...

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Steve Scalise

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 11 pages
Jan 23, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 23, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

See Instead

S. 174 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Aug 3, 2017



Jan 23, 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.

H.R. 599 (115th) 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 H.R. 599. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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