H.R.5525: End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016

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End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016 This bill prohibits a provider of commercial mobile service or commercial mobile data service from receiving universal service support under the Communications Act of 1934 through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Lifeline program, which provides subsidies for discounts on monthly telephone or broadband service (e.g., Internet service on mobile phones) to qualifying low-income...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
June 21, 2016

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 207 - 143 (Roll no. 334).

June 21, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4025)
June 21, 2016
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.
June 21, 2016
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5525.
June 21, 2016
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3978-3983; text of measure as introduced: CR H3978-3979)
June 21, 2016
Mr. Scott, Austin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
June 16, 2016
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
June 16, 2016

Introduced in the House by Austin Scott (R-Ga.)

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