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S. 1485 (116th): Map Improvement Act of 2019

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A bill to improve the collection and aggregation of fixed and mobile broadband internet access coverage data, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Joe Manchin III

Sponsor. Senior Senator for West Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 15, 2019
Length: 7 pages
May 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 15, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Manchin: commerce mapping bill good first step but more needs to be done
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Sponsor) on Jul 24, 2019

Manchin urges fcc chairman to utilize public input to fix broadband coverage maps, sends own speed test results as proof
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Sponsor) on Jul 18, 2019

Manchin Discouraged By FCC Report On Rural Broadband Coverage
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Sponsor) on May 29, 2019

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May 15, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1485 (116th) 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. 1485. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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