A bill to reaffirm the intent of Congress with respect to the structure of the common carrier telecommunications industry rendering services in interstate and foreign commerce; to grant additional authority to the Federal Communications Commission to authorize mergers of carriers when deemed to be in the public interest; to reaffirm the authority of the States to regulate terminal and station equipment used for telephone exchange service; to require the Federal Communications Commission to make certain findings in connection with Commission actions authorizing specialized carriers.
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Sponsor and status
Mar 25, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 25, 1976, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district
Mar 25, 1976
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H.R. 12816 (94th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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