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S.RES.157: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that telephone service must be improved in rural areas of the United States and that no entity may unreasonably discriminate against telephone users in those areas.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 18 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent, 7 Republicans)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) all communications service providers must appropriately complete telephone calls to all areas of the United States regardless of the technology used by such providers; (2) no entity may unreasonably discriminate against communications service in rural areas; and (3) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should pursue violators of FCC rules, impose enforcement actions to discourage uncompleted telephone calls and unreasonable discrimination, and establish a definitive solution to discrimination against communications service in rural areas.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 19, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 276.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with a preamble. With written report No. 113-130.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 23, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3865)