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H.R. 4881: Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018

This was a vote to pass H.R. 4881 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 4881 would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to form a task force to evaluate the best ways to meet the broadband needs of precision agriculture in the United States. The task force would focus on identifying and measuring gaps in broadband coverage, and developing policy recommendations to promote rapid, expanded deployment of broadband in agricultural areas.

Precision agriculture is the use of technology like the Internet of Things (IoT), self-driving machinery, drones, and satellites to farm in a more effective and efficient manner. Because rural areas often have less access to high-speed broadband connectivity, the agricultural community has more difficulty integrating the new technology that could make their work easier, safer, and better for the environment, while helping farmers and ranchers increase their yield to get the most out of their land.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


All Votes R D
Yea 88%
Nay 1%
Not Voting 11%

Date: Jul 23, 2018

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed


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