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H.R.3675: Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Greg Walden, R-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 9, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to complete a rulemaking proceeding to adopt rules establishing:

  • minimum comment and reply periods for rulemakings;
  • policies to ensure that the public has notice and an opportunity to respond to comments, ex parte communications, or materials submitted toward the end of, or after, the comment period;
  • procedures for publishing the status of open rulemakings and items circulated for Commissioners' review;
  • deadlines for public notice, and guidelines for disposition, of certain petitions; and
  • procedures to include the specific language of proposed rules or amendments in proposed rulemaking notices.

Requires performance measures to be included in notices of proposed rulemakings or orders that would create or substantially change a program activity. Defines &...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 12, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
March 11, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
March 11, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H2281-2282)
March 11, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3675.
March 11, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2280-2284)
March 11, 2014 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. (consideration: CR H2280-2281)
Jan. 31, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 251.
Jan. 31, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-338.
Dec. 10, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Dec. 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.