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S. 1166: Internet Exchange Act of 2019

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A bill to direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to make grants for the establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Marsha Blackburn

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Apr 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Nov 18, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 18, 2020.

13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Senators Blackburn, Baldwin Introduce Internet Exchange Act
    — Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Apr 11, 2019

Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to Improve Internet Access in Rural America Passes Senate Commerce Committee
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 18, 2020

Kustoff Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Improve Broadband Infrastructure in Rural America
    — Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8] on Jul 24, 2019

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Apr 11, 2019

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Nov 18, 2020
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S. 1166 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1166. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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