Thursday, September 29, 2016

House Unanimously Passes the Communications Act Update of 2016

On September 27, 2016, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Communications Act Update of 2016. The bill is comprised of eight Energy and Commerce Committee bills including: H.R. 2583, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act, H.R. 734, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act, H.R. 4596, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, H.R. 4167, Kari’s Law Act of 2015, H.R. 3998, Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act, H.R. 2669, Anti-Spoofing Act of 2016, H.R. 1301, Amateur Radio Parity Act, and H.R. 2566, Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability.

We commend the Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and the Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) for their hard work to make the FCC more transparent and to enhance public safety and communication networks throughout the country.