Unbelievable — no one had time to read HR.1625 before voting it through

This is a link to the HR.1625’s 2,232 pages that were passed and signed into law this week even though the vast majority of US Senators, US Representatives admitted — and even the President himself admitted — had no time to read the bill.

Many Americans are disgusted by this legislative travesty and by all who voted for it.

  • House vote: 256 – 167 on March 22, 2018 at 12:59 am
  • Senate vote: 65 – 32 on March 23, 2018 at 12:21 am
  • President Trump Signed the bill on March 23, 2018 at 1:45 pm


RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 115–66 TEXT OF THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1625

[Showing the text of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018]

In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate, insert the following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018".

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  • Sec. 1. Short title.
  • Sec. 2. Table of contents.
  • Sec. 3. References.
  • Sec. 4. Explanatory statement.
  • Sec. 5. Statement of appropriations.
  • Sec. 6. Availability of funds.
  • Sec. 7. Adjustments to compensation.
DIVISION A — AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Agricultural Programs
  • Title II — Farm Production and Conservation Programs
  • Title III — Rural Development Programs
  • Title IV — Domestic Food Programs
  • Title V — Foreign Assistance and Related Programs
  • Title VI — Related Agencies and Food and Drug Administration
  • Title VII — General Provisions
DIVISION B — COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Department of Commerce
  • Title II — Department of Justice
  • Title III — Science
  • Title IV — Related Agencies
  • Title V — General Provisions
DIVISION C — DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Military Personnel
  • Title II — Operation and Maintenance
  • Title III — Procurement
  • Title IV — Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
  • Title V — Revolving and Management Funds
  • Title VI — Other Department of Defense Programs
  • Title VII — Related Agencies
  • Title VIII — General Provisions
  • Title IX — Overseas Contingency Operations
DIVISION D — ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Corps of Engineers — Civil
  • Title II — Department of the Interior
  • Title III — Department of Energy
  • Title IV — Independent Agencies
  • Title V — General Provisions
DIVISION E — FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Department of the Treasury
  • Title II — Executive Office of the President and Funds Appropriated to the President
  • Title III — The Judiciary
  • Title IV — District of Columbia
  • Title V — Independent Agencies
  • Title VI — General Provisions — This Act
  • Title VII — General Provisions — Government-wide
  • Title VIII — General Provisions — District of Columbia
DIVISION F — DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Departmental Management, Operations, Intelligence, and Oversight
  • Title II — Security, Enforcement, and Investigations
  • Title III — Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
  • Title IV — Research, Development, Training, and Services
  • Title V — General Provisions
DIVISION G — DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Department of the Interior
  • Title II — Environmental Protection Agency
  • Title III — Related Agencies
  • Title IV — General Provisions
DIVISION H — DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Department of Labor
  • Title II — Department of Health and Human Services
  • Title III — Department of Education
  • Title IV — Related Agencies
  • Title V — General Provisions
DIVISION I — LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Legislative Branch
  • Title II — General Provisions
DIVISION J — MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Department of Defense
  • Title II — Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Title III — Related Agencies
  • Title IV — Overseas Contingency Operations
  • Title V — General Provisions
DIVISION K — DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Department of State and Related Agency
  • Title II — United States Agency for International Development
  • Title III — Bilateral Economic Assistance
  • Title IV — International Security Assistance
  • Title V — Multilateral Assistance
  • Title VI — Export and Investment Assistance
  • Title VII — General Provisions
  • Title VIII — Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism
DIVISION L — TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
  • Title I — Department of Transportation
  • Title II — Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Title III — Related Agencies
  • Title IV — General Provisions
DIVISION M — EXTENSIONS
  • Title I — Airport and Airway Extension
  • Title II — Immigration Extensions
  • Title III — National Flood Insurance Program Extension
  • Title IV — Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Extension
  • Title V — Generalized System of Preferences
  • Title VI — Judicial Redaction Authority Extension
  • Title VII — Budgetary Effects
DIVISION N — BUILD ACT
DIVISION O — WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION FUNDING AND FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES ACT

DIVISION P — RAY BAUM’S ACT OF 2018

Starting on page 1884 of the bill . . .

SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) SHORT TITLE. — This division may be cited as the "Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act of 2018" or the "RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018".

(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS. — The table of contents for this division is as follows:

  • Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
  • Sec. 2. Commission defined.

TITLE I — FCC REAUTHORIZATION

  • Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations.
  • Sec. 102. Application and regulatory fees.
  • Sec. 103. Effective date.

TITLE II — APPLICATION OF ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT

  • Sec. 201. Application of Antideficiency Act to Universal Service Program.

TITLE III — SECURING ACCESS TO NETWORKS IN DISASTERS

  • Sec. 301. Study on network resiliency.
  • Sec. 302. Access to essential service providers during federally declared emer-
  • gencies.
  • Sec. 303. Definitions.

TITLE IV — FCC CONSOLIDATED REPORTING

  • Sec. 401. Communications marketplace report.
  • Sec. 402. Consolidation of redundant reports; conforming amendments.
  • Sec. 403. Effect on authority.
  • Sec. 404. Other reports.

TITLE V — ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

  • Sec. 501. Independent Inspector General for FCC.
  • Sec. 502. Authority of Chief Information Officer.
  • Sec. 503. Spoofing prevention.
  • Sec. 504. Report on promoting broadband Internet access service for veterans.
  • Sec. 505. Methodology for collection of mobile service coverage data.
  • Sec. 506. Accuracy of dispatchable location for 9–1–1 calls.
  • Sec. 507. NTIA study on interagency process following cybersecurity incidents.
  • Sec. 508. Tribal digital access.
  • Sec. 509. Terms of office and vacancies.
  • Sec. 510. Joint board recommendation.
  • Sec. 511. Disclaimer for press releases regarding notices of apparent liability.
  • Sec. 512. Reports related to spectrum auctions.

TITLE VI — MOBILE NOW

  • Sec. 601. Short title.
  • Sec. 602. Definitions.
  • Sec. 603. Identifying 255 megahertz.
  • Sec. 604. Millimeter wave spectrum.
  • Sec. 605. 3 gigahertz spectrum.
  • Sec. 606. Communications facilities deployment on Federal property.
  • Sec. 607. Broadband infrastructure deployment.
  • Sec. 608. Communications facilities installation.
  • Sec. 609. Reallocation incentives.
  • Sec. 610. Bidirectional sharing study.
  • Sec. 611. Unlicensed services in guard bands.
  • Sec. 612. Pre-auction funding.
  • Sec. 613. Immediate transfer of funds.
  • Sec. 614. Amendments to the Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015.
  • Sec. 615. GAO assessment of unlicensed spectrum and Wi-Fi use in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Sec. 616. Rulemaking related to partitioning or disaggregating licenses.
  • Sec. 617. Unlicensed spectrum policy.
  • Sec. 618. National plan for unlicensed spectrum.
  • Sec. 619. Spectrum challenge prize.
  • Sec. 620. Wireless telecommunications tax and fee collection fairness.
  • Sec. 621. Rules of construction.
  • Sec. 622. Relationship to Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
  • Sec. 623. No additional funds authorized.

DIVISION Q — KEVIN AND AVONTE’S LAW
DIVISION R — TARGET ACT
DIVISION S — OTHER MATTER
  • Title I — Child Protection Improvements Act
  • Title II — Save America’s Pastime Act
  • Title III — Keep Young Athletes Safe Act
  • Title IV — Consent of Congress to Amendments to the Constitution of the State
  • of Arizona
  • Title V — Stop School Violence Act
  • Title VI — Fix NICS Act
  • Title VII — State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program
  • Title VIII — Small Business Credit Availability Act
  • Title IX — Small Business Access to Capital After a Natural Disaster Act
  • Title X — Taylor Force Act
  • Title XI — FARM Act
  • Title XII — Tipped Employees
  • Title XIII — Revisions to Pass-Through Period and Payment Rules
DIVISION T — REVENUE PROVISIONS
DIVISION U — TAX TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS

DIVISION V — CLOUD ACT

Starting on page 2201 of the bill . . .

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

This division may be cited as the "Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act" or the "CLOUD Act".

SEC. 102. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following:

(1) Timely access to electronic data held by communications-service providers is an essential component of government efforts to protect public safety and combat serious crime, including terrorism.

(2) Such efforts by the United States Government are being impeded by the inability to access data stored outside the United States that is in the custody, control, or possession of communications-service providers that are subject to jurisdiction of the United States.

(3) Foreign governments also increasingly seek access to electronic data held by communications-service providers in the United States for the purpose of combating serious crime.

(4) Communications-service providers face potential conflicting legal obligations when a foreign government orders production of electronic data that United States law may prohibit providers from disclosing. . . [and so on]

SEC. 103. PRESERVATION OF RECORDS; COMITY ANALYSIS OF LEGAL PROCESS.

SEC. 104. ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS TO CURRENT COMMUNICATIONS LAWS.

SEC. 105. EXECUTIVE AGREEMENTS ON ACCESS TO DATA BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.