Telecommunications

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act H.R. 1123 (113th) GoodlatteSupportNo
To promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes. (by More
To promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2013 H.R. 1129 (113th) CobleSupportNo
To limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States. (by CRS)
To Affirm the Policy of the United States Regarding Internet Governance. H.R. 1580 (113th) WaldenSupportNo
To affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance. (by CRS)
Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act H.R. 2131 (113th) IssaSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enhance American competitiveness through the encouragement of high-skilled immigration, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enhance American competitiveness through the encouragement of high-skilled immigration, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2013 H.R. 2309 (113th) LofgrenSupportNo
To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. (by More
To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. (by CRS) Hide
Stopping the Offensive Use of Patents Act H.R. 2766 (113th) IssaOpposeNo
To make improvements to the transitional program for covered business method patents, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013 H.R. 2844 (113th) ScaliseSupportNo
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.… More
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens. (by CRS) Hide
Surveillance Order Reporting Act of 2013 H.R. 3035 (113th) LofgrenSupportNo
To permit periodic public reporting by electronic communications providers and remote computer service providers of certain estimates pertaining to requests or demands by Federal agencies under the… More
To permit periodic public reporting by electronic communications providers and remote computer service providers of certain estimates pertaining to requests or demands by Federal agencies under the provisions of certain surveillance laws where disclosure of such estimates is, or may be, otherwise prohibited by law. (by CRS) Hide
Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act H.R. 3086 (113th) GoodlatteSupportNo
To permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act. (by CRS)
Innovation Act H.R. 3309 (113th) GoodlatteSupportNo
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Hire More Heroes Act of 2014 H.R. 3474 (113th) DavisSupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the… More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (by CRS) Hide
To Amend Section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Repeal the Funding Mechanism for the Transitional Reinsurance Program in the Individual Market, and for Other Purposes. H.R. 3489 (113th) TiberiSupportNo
To amend section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the funding mechanism for the transitional reinsurance program in the individual market, and for other purposes.… More
To amend section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the funding mechanism for the transitional reinsurance program in the individual market, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Science Appropriations Act, 2014 H.R. 3547 (113th) SmithSupportNo
An act making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Video Consumers Have Options in Choosing Entertainment Act of 2013 H.R. 3719 (113th) EshooSupportNo
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to facilitate retransmission consent negotiations between television broadcast stations and multichannel video programming distributors, to provide greater… More
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to facilitate retransmission consent negotiations between television broadcast stations and multichannel video programming distributors, to provide greater subscriber choice in cable service tiers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 H.R. 3830 (113th) CampSupportNo
To establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes.… More
To establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 H.R. 4438 (113th) BradySupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit. (by CRS)
To Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to Modify and Make Permanent Bonus Depreciation. H.R. 4718 (113th) TiberiSupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation. (by CRS)
To Amend the Communications Act of 1934 to Limit the Authority of the Federal Communications Commission over Providers of Broadband Internet Access Service. H.R. 4752 (113th) LattaSupportNo
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to limit the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over providers of broadband Internet access service. (by More
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to limit the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over providers of broadband Internet access service. (by CRS) Hide
Enhance Labeling, Accessing, and Branding of Electronic Licenses Act of 2014 H.R. 5161 (113th) LattaSupportNo
To promote the non-exclusive use of electronic labeling for devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. (by CRS)
Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 H.R. 527 (113th) HastingsSupportNo
To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of… More
To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Energy Efficient Government Technology Act H.R. 540 (113th) EshooSupportNo
To amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other… More
To amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act H.R. 624 (113th) RogersSupportNo
To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Science Appropriations Act, 2013 H.R. 933 (113th) RogersOpposeNo
"An Act making consolidated appropriations and further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013." (by More
"An Act making consolidated appropriations and further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013." (by CRS) Hide
Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2013 S. 1070 (113th) SchumerSupportNo
A bill to make it unlawful to alter or remove the unique equipment identification number of a mobile device. (by CRS)
Cybersecurity Act of 2013 S. 1353 (113th) RockefellerSupportNo
A bill to provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity, and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and… More
A bill to provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity, and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and public awareness and preparedness, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act S. 1431 (113th) WydenSupportNo
A bill to permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act. (by CRS)
Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 S. 169 (113th) HatchSupportNo
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2013 S. 1772 (113th) SchumerSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts for charitable purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts for charitable purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 S. 1900 (113th) BaucusSupportNo
A bill to establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Expiring Provisions Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency Act of 2014 S. 2260 (113th) WydenSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Wireless Innovation Act of 2014 S. 2473 (113th) RubioSupportNo
A bill to reallocate Federal Government-held spectrum for commercial use, to promote wireless innovation and enhance wireless communications, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to reallocate Federal Government-held spectrum for commercial use, to promote wireless innovation and enhance wireless communications, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Wi-Fi Innovation Act S. 2505 (113th) RubioSupportNo
A bill to promote unlicensed spectrum use in the 5 GHz band, to maximize the use of the band for shared purposes in order to bolster innovation and economic development, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to promote unlicensed spectrum use in the 5 GHz band, to maximize the use of the band for shared purposes in order to bolster innovation and economic development, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Enhance Labeling, Accessing, and Branding of Electronic Licenses Act of 2014 S. 2583 (113th) FischerSupportNo
A bill to promote the non-exclusive use of electronic labeling for devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. (by More
A bill to promote the non-exclusive use of electronic labeling for devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. (by CRS) Hide
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 S. 2588 (113th) FeinsteinSupportNo
An original bill to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes. (by More
An original bill to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Metal Theft Prevention Act of 2013 S. 394 (113th) KlobucharSupportNo
A bill to prohibit and deter the theft of metal, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act of 2013 S. 744 (113th) SchumerSupportNo
A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013 S. 866 (113th) SchumerOpposeNo
A bill to make improvements to the transitional program covered business method patents, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 H.R. 1002 (112th) LofgrenOpposeNo
To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. (by More
To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. (by CRS) Hide
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act H.R. 1249 (112th) SmithSupportYes
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
Spectrum Innovation Act H.R. 1622 (112th) LattaSupportNo
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for voluntary incentive auction revenue sharing. (by CRS)
Freedom to Invest Act of 2011 H.R. 1834 (112th) BradySupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a temporary dividends received deduction for 2011 or 2012. (by CRS)
Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 H.R. 1860 (112th) SmithSplitNo
To promote neutrality, simplicity, and fairness in the taxation of digital goods and digital services. (by CRS)
Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2012 H.R. 1864 (112th) CobleSupportNo
To limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States. (by CRS)
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2012 H.R. 2096 (112th) McCaulSupportNo
To advance cybersecurity research, development, and technical standards, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011 H.R. 3012 (112th) ChaffetzSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Marketplace Equity Act of 2011 H.R. 3179 (112th) WomackOpposeNo
To improve the States' rights to enforce the collection of State sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012 H.R. 3309 (112th) WaldenSupportNo
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission. (by More
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission. (by CRS) Hide
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act H.R. 3523 (112th) RogersSupportNo
To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 H.R. 3630 (112th) CampSupportYes
A bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment compensation, Medicare physician payment, provide for the consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment compensation, Medicare physician payment, provide for the consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Next Generation Television Marketplace Act H.R. 3675 (112th) ScaliseSupportNo
To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the television… More
To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the television marketplace, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Advancing America's Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012 H.R. 3834 (112th) HallSupportNo
To amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to authorize activities for support of networking and information technology research, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to authorize activities for support of networking and information technology research, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012 H.R. 4257 (112th) IssaSupportNo
To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to revise requirements relating to Federal information security, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to revise requirements relating to Federal information security, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act H.R. 639 (112th) LevinOpposeNo
To amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country.… More
To amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country. (by CRS) Hide
STEM Jobs Act of 2012 H.R. 6429 (112th) SmithSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes. (by… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011 H.R. 942 (112th) BradySupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2012 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2012 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by CRS) Hide
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 S. 1000 (112th) ShaheenSupportNo
A bill to promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Greater Research Opportunities With Tax Help Act S. 1577 (112th) BaucusSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 S. 1619 (112th) BrownOpposeNo
A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011 S. 2008 (112th) DeMintSupportNo
A bill to repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the… More
A bill to repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the television marketplace, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act S. 28 (112th) RockefellerSupportNo
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… 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
Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012 S. 3186 (112th) SchumerSupportNo
A bill to make it unlawful to alter or remove the identification number of a mobile device. (by CRS)
Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 S. 3240 (112th) StabenowOpposeNo
An original bill to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2017, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act S. 328 (112th) BrownOpposeNo
A bill to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country.… More
A bill to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country. (by CRS) Hide
CSA2012 S. 3414 (112th) LiebermanOpposeNo
A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. (by CRS)
Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2012 S. 3485 (112th) BrownSupportNo
A bill to limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States. (by More
A bill to limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States. (by CRS) Hide
Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 2011 S. 413 (112th) LiebermanOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and other laws to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. (by More
A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and other laws to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. (by CRS) Hide
Startup Visa Act of 2011 S. 565 (112th) KerrySupportNo
A bill to establish an employment-based immigrant visa for alien entrepreneurs who have received significant capital from investors to establish a business in the United States. (by More
A bill to establish an employment-based immigrant visa for alien entrepreneurs who have received significant capital from investors to establish a business in the United States. (by CRS) Hide
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act S. 911 (112th) RockefellerSplitNo
A bill to establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications.… More
A bill to establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications. (by CRS) Hide
Reducing Federal Energy Dollars Act of 2011 S. 963 (112th) CarperSupportNo
A bill to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, and expand the use of renewable energy by Federal agencies, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, and expand the use of renewable energy by Federal agencies, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
A Bill to Amend the Criminal Penalty Provision for Criminal Infringement of a Copyright, and for Other Purposes. S. 978 (112th) KlobucharSupportNo
A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
PHONE Act of 2009 H.R. 1110 (111th) ScottSupportNo
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent caller ID spoofing, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Family Telephone Connection Protection Act of 2009 H.R. 1133 (111th) RushOpposeNo
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe rules regulating inmate telephone service rates. (by More
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe rules regulating inmate telephone service rates. (by CRS) Hide
Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R. 1260 (111th) ConyersSupportNo
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
STAPLE Act H.R. 1791 (111th) FlakeSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology,… More
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants. (by CRS) Hide
To Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to Extend the Research Credit Through 2010 and to Increase and Make Permanent the Alternative Simplified Research Credit. H.R. 422 (111th) MeekSupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2010 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2010 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by CRS) Hide
Grow Research Opportunities With Taxcredits' Help Act S. 1203 (111th) BaucusSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2010 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2010 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Notice Pleading Restoration Act of 2009 S. 1504 (111th) SpecterOpposeNo
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be… More
The intent of this bill if to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions, Iqbal v. Ashcroft and Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. These decisions made pleading requirements, which must be met in order to bring a case to court, more stringent and difficult to meet. The bill has led to some strange bedfellows opposing it. The Chamber of Commerce released a letter signed by other large business organizations, but also groups devoted to civil justice. The NAACP testified in favor of the bill, and the National Senior Citizen Law Center wrote a letter in support. (by CRS) Hide
Cell Phone Contraband Act of 2010 S. 1749 (111th) FeinsteinSupportYes
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession or use of cell phones and similar wireless devices by Federal prisoners. (by More
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession or use of cell phones and similar wireless devices by Federal prisoners. (by CRS) Hide
Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2009 S. 43 (111th) EnsignSupportNo
A bill to make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent. (by More
A bill to make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent. (by CRS) Hide
Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership Act of 2007 H.R. 1930 (110th) ShadeggSupportNo
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase competitiveness in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Universal Service Reform Act of 2007 H.R. 2054 (110th) BoucherSupportNo
To reform the universal service provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007 H.R. 251 (110th) EngelSupportNo
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
NET 911 Improvement Act of 2008 H.R. 3403 (110th) GordonSupportYes
A bill to promote and enhance public safety by facilitating the rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encourage the Nation's transition to a national IP-enabled emergency… More
A bill to promote and enhance public safety by facilitating the rapid deployment of IP-enabled 911 and E-911 services, encourage the Nation's transition to a national IP-enabled emergency network, and improve 911 and E-911 access to those with disabilities. (by CRS) Hide
Broadband Census of America Act of 2007 H.R. 3919 (110th) MarkeySupportNo
This act would require the Federal Communications Commission to conduct annual surveys on the nature and deployment of, and subscription to, broadband service capability throughout the states.… More
This act would require the Federal Communications Commission to conduct annual surveys on the nature and deployment of, and subscription to, broadband service capability throughout the states. (by CRS) Hide
Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008 H.R. 5353 (110th) MarkeyOpposeNo
To establish broadband policy and direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a proceeding and public broadband summits to assess competition, consumer protection, and consumer choice… More
To establish broadband policy and direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a proceeding and public broadband summits to assess competition, consumer protection, and consumer choice issues relating to broadband Internet access services (by CRS) Hide
Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2007 H.R. 694 (110th) TownsSupportNo
This bill establishes a digital and wireless network technology grant program to improve educational services at eligible educational institutions. (by More
This bill establishes a digital and wireless network technology grant program to improve educational services at eligible educational institutions. (by CRS) Hide
Broadband Data Improvement Act S. 1492 (110th) InouyeSupportYes
This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to update the definition of advanced telecommunications and study the quality and demographics of telecommunications services provided in the… More
This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to update the definition of advanced telecommunications and study the quality and demographics of telecommunications services provided in the United States. (by CRS) Hide
Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007 S. 156 (110th) WydenSupportNo
A bill to make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent. (by More
A bill to make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent. (by CRS) Hide
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 S. 1782 (110th) FeingoldOpposeNo
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
CPSC Reform Act of 2007 S. 2045 (110th) PryorOpposeNo
A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children's products, to improve the screening of noncompliant consumer products, to improve the… More
A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children's products, to improve the screening of noncompliant consumer products, to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recall programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
FISA Amendments Act of 2008 S. 2248 (110th) RockefellerSupportNo
An original bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes. (by More
An original bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Alternative Minimum Tax and Extenders Tax Relief Act of 2008 S. 2886 (110th) BaucusSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to amend certain expiring provisions. (by CRS)
Ip-Enabled Voice Communications and Public Safety Act of 2007 S. 428 (110th) NelsonSupportNo
A bill to amend the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Advanced Telecommunications and Opportunities Reform Act H.R. 5252 (109th) BartonSupportNo
To promote the deployment of broadband networks and services. (by CRS)
To Authorize the Extension of Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade Relations Treatment) to the Products of Vietnam. H.R. 5602 (109th) RamstadSupportNo
To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of Vietnam. (by CRS)
Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 S. 714 (109th) SmithSupportYes
This bill prohibits unsolicited faxes, with exceptions made in certain cases. The bill is a modification to the more stringent former FCC regulations. (by More
This bill prohibits unsolicited faxes, with exceptions made in certain cases. The bill is a modification to the more stringent former FCC regulations. (by CRS) Hide