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H.R. 451: Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2019

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To repeal the section of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that requires the Federal Communications Commission to reallocate and auction the T-Band spectrum.

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Sponsor and status

Eliot Engel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jan 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 10, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 10, 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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What legislators are saying

Engel Lauds Subcommittee Passage of His Bill to Preserve the T-Band Network for First Responders
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Sponsor) on Mar 11, 2020

Engel Questions FCC on Future of T-Band Spectrum and Advocates for Passage of His \"Don't Break Up the T-Band\" Legislation
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Sponsor) on Jul 17, 2019

Engel, Zeldin, Green, King Introduce \"Don't Break Up the T-Band Act of 2019\" to Protect T-Band Spectrum Use by First Responders
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Sponsor) on Jan 11, 2019

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Jan 10, 2019

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Feb 27, 2020
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Mar 10, 2020
Considered by Communications and Technology

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