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H.R. 3994: Modern Television Act of 2019

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To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and certain regulations, to allow for interim carriage of television broadcast signals, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Steve Scalise

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

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Length: 33 pages
Jul 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 25, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 25, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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House Passes Eshoo Provisions to Protect Consumers and Crack Down on Unfair Billing Practices
    — Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 10, 2019

House Passes Eshoo Provisions to Protect Consumers and Crack Down on Unfair Billing Practices
    — Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 10, 2019

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Eshoo Priorities on Consumer Protection and Privacy
    — Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 20, 2019

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Jul 25, 2019

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H.R. 3994 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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