House Bill 8503
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Securing Global Telecommunications Act
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Passed House on Sep 20, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 26, 2022
Latest Action
Sep 21, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
8503
Congress
117
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Sponsorship by Party
North Carolina
California
California
Rhode Island
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
September 20, 2022
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: Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 1361, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1433, as amended; H.R. 4009, as amended; H.R. 4358, as amended; H.R. 6265; H.R. 6846, as amended; H.R. 7240, as amended; H.R. 7338, as amended; H.R. 8453, as amended; H.R. 8503, as amended; and H.R. 8520, as amended; and the following resolution was agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 558, as amended.
Summary

Securing Global Telecommunications Act

This bill establishes the International Digital Economic and Telecommunication Advisory Committee within the Department of State and addresses other issues relating to global telecommunications infrastructure.

The committee shall advise the State Department on U.S. strategies and issues relevant to the digital economy, digital connectivity, the economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, telecommunications, and communications and information policy.

The bill also requires the State Department to develop and submit to Congress a strategy to promote the use of secure telecommunication infrastructure worldwide.

The State Department must also report to Congress on (1) efforts by China and Russia to advance authoritarian interests or oppose fair, industry-led processes at the International Telecommunication Union, the U.N. agency involved with setting telecommunications standards and related regulatory activities; and (2) opportunities for greater collaboration with allies and partners to promote secure information and communications technology infrastructure.

Text (3)
September 21, 2022
September 20, 2022
July 26, 2022
Actions (12)
09/21/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
09/20/2022
Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 1361, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1433, as amended; H.R. 4009, as amended; H.R. 4358, as amended; H.R. 6265; H.R. 6846, as amended; H.R. 7240, as amended; H.R. 7338, as amended; H.R. 8453, as amended; H.R. 8503, as amended; and H.R. 8520, as amended; and the following resolution was agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 558, as amended. (consideration: CR H7984-7992; text: CR H7989-7990)
09/20/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 1361, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1433, as amended; H.R. 4009, as amended; H.R. 4358, as amended; H.R. 6265; H.R. 6846, as amended; H.R. 7240, as amended; H.R. 7338, as amended; H.R. 8453, as amended; H.R. 8503, as amended; and H.R. 8520, as amended; and the following resolution was agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 558, as amended.
09/20/2022
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1361, proceedings on H.R. 8503 are considered vacated.
09/19/2022
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.
09/19/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 8503.
09/19/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7900-7902)
09/19/2022
Mr. Malinowski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/28/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/28/2022
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
07/26/2022
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
07/26/2022
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 27, 2022 7:14:05 AM
Record Updated
Oct 6, 2022 1:15:20 PM