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S. 1485: 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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)

Introduced on May 15, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 15, 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)

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

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S. 1485 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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