Senate Bill 608
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Keeping Critical Connections Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 4, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 4, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 4, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
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
608
Congress
117
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
Minnesota
Minnesota
Arizona
Arkansas
Arkansas
Illinois
Michigan
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota
Virginia
Virginia
Wisconsin
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Keeping Critical Connections Act of 2021

This bill provides funds with which the Federal Communications Commission shall reimburse small business broadband providers for costs incurred during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency period to voluntarily (1) provide free or discounted service to students in need of distance learning capacity, or (2) refrain from disconnecting low-income households that cannot afford to make a full payment.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
03/04/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
03/04/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 5, 2021 12:12:11 PM
Updated
May 5, 2021 4:33:58 AM