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H.R.1639: To amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action May 3, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to provide grants, in addition to loans and loan guarantees, for the costs of construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment for broadband service in rural areas.

Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make a grant to an entity for a project with respect to which a loan or loan guarantee is also made.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.
April 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture