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H.R.2844: Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Steve Scalise, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced July 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to publish on its website and submit to Congress a biennial report on the state of the communications marketplace assessing: (1) competition, including intermodal, facilities-based, and new and emergent services competition and addressing the provision of content, as well as communications using the Internet; (2) deployment of communications capabilities, including whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion; and (3) whether laws, regulations, or regulatory practices pose a barrier to competitive entry or expansion of existing providers of communications services.

Requires the FCC to: (1) compile a list of geographic areas that are not served by any provider of advanced telecommunications capability; and (2) consider market entry b...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Sept. 9, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 449). (text: CR H5414-5415)

Sept. 9, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5417-5418)
Sept. 9, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Sept. 9, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2844.
Sept. 9, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5414-5416)
Sept. 9, 2013 Mr. Scalise moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 9, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 136.
Sept. 9, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-189.
July 31, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 31, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 30, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
July 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.