Senate Bill 1621
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017
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Passed Senate on Mar 1, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 24, 2017
Latest Action
Mar 9, 2018
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
1621
Congress
115
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
Mississippi
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
Oregon
West Virginia
Passed
March 1, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1320; text: CR S1320)
Summary

Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to establish a consistent methodology for its collection of coverage data about the available speed tiers and performance characteristics of commercial mobile and data service for the Universal Service program or any similar programs.

Text (4)
March 5, 2018
March 1, 2018
February 7, 2018
Actions (11)
03/09/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
03/05/2018
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
03/05/2018
Received in the House.
03/05/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
03/01/2018
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1320; text: CR S1320)
03/01/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1320; text: CR S1320)
02/07/2018
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 305.
02/07/2018
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. With written report No. 115-206.
08/02/2017
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/24/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
07/24/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 25, 2017 1:41:35 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:38:22 PM