House Bill 6624
116th Congress(2019-2020)
USA Telecommunications Act
Active
Active
Passed House on Nov 17, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 24, 2020
Latest Action
Nov 18, 2020
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
6624
Congress
116
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
New Jersey
California
California
New York
New York
Passed
November 17, 2020
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5823-5824)
Summary

Utilizing Strategic Allied Telecommunications Act of 2020 or the USA Telecommunications Act

This bill establishes a program through which the Department of Commerce shall award grants to support the deployment and use of Open RAN 5G Networks throughout the United States.

Open RAN 5G Networks are networks that follow a set of open standards (such as O-RAN standards or the Open Radio Access Network approach to standardization) and open interfaces for multi-vendor network equipment interoperability.

Grants awarded under the program shall, among other things, (1) promote technology that will enhance competitiveness in the supply chains of Open RAN 5G Networks, (2) accelerate the deployment of Open Network Equipment, and (3) promote the inclusion of security features that enhance the integrity and availability of such equipment.

Commerce must also (1) establish the criteria for a grant award, (2) establish a committee that advises on technology developments to inform both the grant program and government efforts to support Open RAN 5G Network supply chains, and (3) report on the grant program and 5G network supply chains.

Text (4)
November 18, 2020
November 17, 2020
November 16, 2020
April 24, 2020
Actions (13)
11/18/2020
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
11/17/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/17/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5823-5824)
11/17/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5823-5824)
11/17/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6624.
11/17/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5823-5825)
11/17/2020
Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/16/2020
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 487.
11/16/2020
Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-589.
07/15/2020
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
07/15/2020
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/24/2020
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
04/24/2020
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Apr 25, 2020 7:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Jul 10, 2021 8:19:53 PM