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S. 2418 (115th): Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018

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A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that establish a national standard for determining whether mobile and broadband services available in rural areas are reasonably comparable to those services provided in urban areas.

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Sponsor and status

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 9, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
Feb 13, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 22, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 1 Republican, 1 Independent)

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2418 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Feb 13, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 22, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 9, 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.

S. 2418 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2418. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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