House Bill 4275
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Ensuring Phone and Internet Access Through Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program Act of 2022
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Passed House on Nov 17, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 30, 2021
Latest Action
Nov 17, 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
4275
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
Virginia
Colorado
Hawaii
New York
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
November 17, 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. 1464, and the motion offered by Mr. Carter (LA), the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 4275, as amended; H.R. 5502, as amended; H.R. 5721, as amended; H.R. 6290, as amended; H.R. 7277, as amended; H.R. 7299, as amended; and H.R. 8416, as amended.
Summary

Ensuring Phone and Internet Access for SNAP Recipients Act of 2021

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to report on enrollment in the Lifeline program. The Lifeline program is designed to reduce the cost of communications services for low-income consumers, and it allows those consumers to qualify for Lifeline assistance based on their receipt of other federal assistance programs (e.g., Medicaid or Federal Public Housing Assistance).

Specifically, the FCC must submit reports on (1) enrollment in the Lifeline program by individuals who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program), and (2) the number of new broadband consumers projected to join the Lifeline program through federal assistance programs and the efficacy of various efforts to advertise the Lifeline program.

Text (4)
November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022
November 14, 2022
June 30, 2021
Actions (17)
11/17/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
11/17/2022
Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 1464, and the motion offered by Mr. Carter (LA), the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 4275, as amended; H.R. 5502, as amended; H.R. 5721, as amended; H.R. 6290, as amended; H.R. 7277, as amended; H.R. 7299, as amended; and H.R. 8416, as amended. (consideration: CR H8566-8574; text: CR H8566-8567)
11/17/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 1464, and the motion offered by Mr. Carter (LA), the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 4275, as amended; H.R. 5502, as amended; H.R. 5721, as amended; H.R. 6290, as amended; H.R. 7277, as amended; H.R. 7299, as amended; and H.R. 8416, as amended.
11/17/2022
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1464, proceedings on H.R. 4275 are considered vacated.
11/14/2022
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.
11/14/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4275.
11/14/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8471-8472; text: CR H8471)
11/14/2022
Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
11/14/2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 396.
11/14/2022
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 117-552.
07/13/2022
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 48 - 0.
07/13/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/15/2022
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
06/15/2022
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/01/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
06/30/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
06/30/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 1, 2021 7:12:14 AM
Record Updated
Nov 22, 2022 3:26:15 AM