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S. 96: Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

From the summary for the companion bill H.R. 460: 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 ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 11, 2017

Status:

Passed Senate (House next) on Aug 3, 2017

This bill passed in the Senate on August 3, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Amy Klobuchar

Senior Senator from Minnesota

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017
Length: 8 pages

Prognosis:

23% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 11, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jan 24, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jan 24, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jan 24, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jan 24, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 21, 2017
 
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.

Aug 3, 2017
 
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.

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 96 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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