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S. 1621 (115th): Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017

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A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a methodology for the collection by the Commission of information about commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Roger Wicker

Sponsor. Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jul 24, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 1, 2018 but was never passed by the House.

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Wicker: Key Senate Committee Advances Legislative Priorities
    — Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS] (Sponsor) on Aug 2, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1621 will add $1 million in new spending through 2022.

History

Jul 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Aug 2, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 7, 2018
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Mar 1, 2018
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

S. 1621 (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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