House Bill 3344
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act
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Passed House on Apr 27, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 19, 2021
Latest Action
May 11, 2022
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
3344
Congress
117
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
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House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
April 27, 2022
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act

This bill directs the Department of State and other federal agencies to help Central and Eastern European countries improve the security of their telecommunications networks.

A project located in a Central or Eastern European country shall be eligible for assistance if it (1) improves telecommunications networks; (2) is inclusive, transparent, economically viable, sustainable, supplied only with secure equipment and services, and compliant with international standards and laws; (3) does not use equipment or services from China or replaces such equipment or services; and (4) enhances telecommunications market integration across the Central or Eastern European region that is secure against malign actors.

To support eligible projects, the State Department shall provide diplomatic and political support and shall also encourage international financial institutions to provide investment support. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, and other specified federal agencies shall also provide project support, such as feasibility studies and finance-related support, as necessary.

Text (3)
April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022
Actions (14)
05/11/2022
Star Print ordered on the bill.
04/28/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
04/27/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/27/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 366 - 60 (Roll no. 133). (text: CR H4538-4540)
04/27/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 366 - 60 (Roll no. 133).
04/27/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4557)
04/27/2022
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.
04/27/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3344.
04/27/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4538-4541)
04/27/2022
Mr. Connolly moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/28/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber.
05/19/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
05/19/2021
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E555)
05/19/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 20, 2021 7:12:11 AM
Record Updated
May 12, 2022 4:13:49 AM