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S. 28 - Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

Science, technology, communications. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

S. 28 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act
Sponsor
John D. Rockefeller, IV
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Advisory bodies
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Government trust funds
  • Licensing and registrations
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Major Actions
Introduced1/25/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/25/2011
1/25/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
1/25/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

26 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

26 organizations supported this bill

Alarm Industry Communications Committee
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
American Public Works Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
AT&T
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Consumer Electronics Association
CEA (2011, June 13). CEA Praises Senate Spectrum Bill . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Consumer Electronics Association.
Council of State Governments
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Fraternal Order of Police
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
International Association of Chiefs of Police
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
International Association of Fire Chiefs
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Major Cities Chiefs Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Major County Sheriffs' Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Association of Broadcasters
Dennis Wharton (2011, January 25). NAB Statement on Spectrum Bill Introduced By Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from NAB.
National Association of Counties
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Association of Regional Councils
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Association of State EMS Officials
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Conference of State Legislatures
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Emergency Management Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Emergency Number Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Governors Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National League of Cities
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Sheriffs' Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Public Knowledge
WIA (2011, June 8). Senate Panel Clears More Spectrum for Public Safety. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Public Safety Alliance
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
U.S. Conference of Mayors
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Verizon Communications
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.

1 organization opposed this bill

Rural Cellular Association
RCA (2011, January 25). Rockefeller’s Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act Must Include True Interoperability. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Rural Cellular Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$153,600$5,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$133,675$17,233
John BarrassoRWY$130,250$5,000
Max BaucusDMT$213,528$12,000
Mark BegichDAK$168,160$6,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$345,901$9,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$21,983$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$90,050$5,000
Roy BluntRMO$379,858$47,300
John BoozmanRAR$108,450$1,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$304,423$29,400
Scott P. BrownRMA$386,818$6,700
Sherrod BrownDOH$245,827$5,250
Richard BurrRNC$170,462$9,500
Maria CantwellDWA$123,566$10,400
Ben CardinDMD$93,925$7,000
Tom CarperDDE$100,134$7,500
Bob CaseyDPA$144,241$5,500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$204,250$12,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$53,700$1,000
Tom CoburnROK$36,800$7,000
William Thad CochranRMS$83,600$12,400
Susan M. CollinsRME$167,331$8,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$15,500$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$74,971$5,500
Bob CorkerRTN$282,330$8,800
John CornynRTX$267,275$5,200
Mike CrapoRID$71,610$1,500
Jim DeMintRSC$118,377$12,500
Dick DurbinDIL$180,531$29,300
John EnsignRNV$40,300$0
Mike EnziRWY$31,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$138,584$5,250
Al FrankenDMN$162,001$7,450
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$402,510$13,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$142,504$2,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$131,248$2,500
Kay R. HaganDNC$139,834$6,900
Tom HarkinDIA$118,910$1,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$145,650$10,000
John HoevenRND$103,700$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$20,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$126,338$1,000
Dan InouyeDHI$173,560$15,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$187,811$9,500
Mike JohannsRNE$204,784$65,400
Ron JohnsonRWI$73,751$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$97,436$9,500
John F. KerryDMA$103,400$17,000
Mark KirkRIL$218,226$2,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$198,991$23,850
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0
Jon KylRAZ$22,375$1,500
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$281,776$8,500
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$128,216$11,300
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$90,100$3,000
Mike LeeRUT$110,650$3,750
Carl LevinDMI$137,583$750
Joe LiebermanICT$27,850$1,000
Dick LugarRIN$109,220$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$190,700$11,000
John McCainRAZ$148,737$12,150
Claire McCaskillDMO$351,655$33,825
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$513,863$19,200
Bob MenéndezDNJ$462,405$16,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$119,462$2,750
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$83,033$12,300
Jerry MoranRKS$175,700$14,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$138,475$0
Patty MurrayDWA$299,761$14,625
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$83,375$-1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$309,320$19,350
Rand PaulRKY$56,170$200
Rob PortmanROH$233,723$6,000
Mark L. PryorDAR$185,550$52,450
John "Jack" ReedDRI$77,606$1,500
Harry ReidDNV$413,300$24,700
Jim RischRID$70,964$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$127,592$17,710
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$246,900$40,800
Marco RubioRFL$239,590$3,950
Bernie SandersIVT$26,550$2,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$274,325$19,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$86,760$4,600
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$139,864$1,000
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$69,275$4,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$148,550$27,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$111,942$5,000
Jon TesterDMT$218,130$8,250
John ThuneRSD$207,394$19,000
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$209,399$1,750
Mark UdallDCO$284,989$21,100
Tom UdallDNM$171,731$4,500
David VitterRLA$207,650$8,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$399,151$57,600
Jim WebbDVA$22,700$5,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$94,453$10,100
Roger F. WickerRMS$362,367$45,400
Ron WydenDOR$139,649$17,800

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$153,600$5,500
Kelly AyotteRNH$133,675$17,233
John BarrassoRWY$130,250$5,000
Max BaucusDMT$213,528$12,000
Mark BegichDAK$168,160$6,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$345,901$9,800
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$21,983$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$90,050$5,000
Roy BluntRMO$379,858$47,300
John BoozmanRAR$108,450$1,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$304,423$29,400
Scott P. BrownRMA$386,818$6,700
Sherrod BrownDOH$245,827$5,250
Richard BurrRNC$170,462$9,500
Maria CantwellDWA$123,566$10,400
Ben CardinDMD$93,925$7,000
Tom CarperDDE$100,134$7,500
Bob CaseyDPA$144,241$5,500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$204,250$12,000
Daniel CoatsRIN$53,700$1,000
Tom CoburnROK$36,800$7,000
William Thad CochranRMS$83,600$12,400
Susan M. CollinsRME$167,331$8,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$15,500$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$74,971$5,500
Bob CorkerRTN$282,330$8,800
John CornynRTX$267,275$5,200
Mike CrapoRID$71,610$1,500
Jim DeMintRSC$118,377$12,500
Dick DurbinDIL$180,531$29,300
John EnsignRNV$40,300$0
Mike EnziRWY$31,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$138,584$5,250
Al FrankenDMN$162,001$7,450
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$402,510$13,500
Lindsey GrahamRSC$142,504$2,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$131,248$2,500
Kay R. HaganDNC$139,834$6,900
Tom HarkinDIA$118,910$1,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$145,650$10,000
John HoevenRND$103,700$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$20,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$126,338$1,000
Dan InouyeDHI$173,560$15,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$187,811$9,500
Mike JohannsRNE$204,784$65,400
Ron JohnsonRWI$73,751$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$97,436$9,500
John F. KerryDMA$103,400$17,000
Mark KirkRIL$218,226$2,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$198,991$23,850
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0
Jon KylRAZ$22,375$1,500
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$281,776$8,500
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$128,216$11,300
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$90,100$3,000
Mike LeeRUT$110,650$3,750
Carl LevinDMI$137,583$750
Joe LiebermanICT$27,850$1,000
Dick LugarRIN$109,220$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$190,700$11,000
John McCainRAZ$148,737$12,150
Claire McCaskillDMO$351,655$33,825
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$513,863$19,200
Bob MenéndezDNJ$462,405$16,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$119,462$2,750
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$83,033$12,300
Jerry MoranRKS$175,700$14,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$138,475$0
Patty MurrayDWA$299,761$14,625
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$83,375$-1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$309,320$19,350
Rand PaulRKY$56,170$200
Rob PortmanROH$233,723$6,000
Mark L. PryorDAR$185,550$52,450
John "Jack" ReedDRI$77,606$1,500
Harry ReidDNV$413,300$24,700
Jim RischRID$70,964$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$127,592$17,710
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$246,900$40,800
Marco RubioRFL$239,590$3,950
Bernie SandersIVT$26,550$2,500
Chuck SchumerDNY$274,325$19,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$86,760$4,600
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$139,864$1,000
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$69,275$4,000
Olympia J. SnoweRME$148,550$27,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$111,942$5,000
Jon TesterDMT$218,130$8,250
John ThuneRSD$207,394$19,000
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$209,399$1,750
Mark UdallDCO$284,989$21,100
Tom UdallDNM$171,731$4,500
David VitterRLA$207,650$8,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$399,151$57,600
Jim WebbDVA$22,700$5,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$94,453$10,100
Roger F. WickerRMS$362,367$45,400
Ron WydenDOR$139,649$17,800

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$4,298,765
Civil servant/public employee$3,917,698
Telephone utilities$3,414,939
Commercial TV & radio stations$1,880,219
Telecommunications$1,289,189
Security services$768,122
Police & firefighters unions & associations$589,200
Communications & Electronics$141,300
Public official (elected or appointed)$140,912
Consumer groups$5,150
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Cell/wireless service providers$1,081,793
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