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S. 2693 (116th): Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2020

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A bill to improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems.

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Sponsor and status

Brian Schatz

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2020
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Oct 24, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

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Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 6395: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Enacted — Veto Overridden on Jan 1, 2021. (compare text)
Cosponsors

3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2693 will add $3 million in new spending through 2025.

History

Oct 24, 2019
 
Introduced

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Nov 13, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 21, 2020
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Sep 24, 2020
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

S. 2693 (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. 2693. 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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