H. R. 4663
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 22, 2021
Ms. Meng (for herself, Mr. Torres of New York, Ms. Velázquez, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Welch, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Chu, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Grijalva, Mrs. Hayes, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Lee of California, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Rush, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Spanberger, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Lowenthal, and Ms. Jayapal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide additional funding for E-rate support for emergency educational connections and devices, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Securing Universal Communications Connectivity to Ensure Students Succeed Act or the
Support for emergency educational connections and devices
Section 7402 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117–2) is amended—
in subsection (a), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting
(except as provided in subsection (c)(2)(B)) after
during a COVID–19 emergency period; and
in subsection (c)—
by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
In addition to amounts otherwise available, there is appropriated to the Emergency Connectivity Fund, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated—
for fiscal year 2021—
$7,171,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2030, for—
the provision of support under the covered regulations; and
the Commission to adopt, and the Commission and the Universal Service Administrative Company to administer, the covered regulations; and
$1,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2030, for the Inspector General of the Commission to conduct oversight of support provided under the covered regulations; and
for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2026, $8,000,000,000, to remain available until expended, for the provision of support under the covered regulations, without regard to when—
that support is provided; or
any purchase described in subsection (a) occurs.
in paragraph (3), by striking
under paragraph (2)(A) may be used for the purposes described in clause (ii) of such paragraph and inserting
under paragraph (2)(A)(i) may be used for the purposes described in subclause (II) of such paragraph.
Updates to regulations
The Federal Communications Commission may make any updates to the regulations promulgated under section 7402(a) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117–2), as in effect before the date of enactment of this Act, that may be necessary as a result of the amendments made by subsection (a) of this section.