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H.R. 4032: Open RAN Outreach Act

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To provide outreach and technical assistance to small providers regarding Open RAN networks, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Colin Allred

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 32nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Jun 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 20, 2021

This bill passed in the House on October 20, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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7 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Hudson Bills Passed by House to Strengthen PPE Stockpile, Telecommunications Supply Chains
    — Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 20, 2021

Guthries Bill to Strengthen Small and Rural Communications Providers Passes House
    — Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 21, 2021

Washington Review: October 22, 2021
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Oct 22, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4032 will add $5 million in new spending through 2026.


Jun 22, 2021

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Jun 30, 2021
Considered by Communications and Technology

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Jul 21, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Oct 15, 2021
Text Published

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Oct 19, 2021
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Oct 20, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 4032 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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