Index of Active Federal and State Telecom Bills

2017 US Federal Wireless Bills List, Priority Order

A List: Federal Bills to Oppose/Work for Amendments
  1. S.TBD — Small Cell Act Draft (summary/analysis/bill text)
    • Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 10/31/2017)
    • Committees: TBD
    • Latest:Discussion Draft
  2. S.1988 — SPEED Act (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 10/19/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
    • Latest: Senate – 10/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  3. S.19 — MOBILE NOW Act (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 01/03/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Committee Reports: S. Rept. 115-4
    • Latest: House – 08/04/2017 Held at the desk
  4. S.1682 — AIRWAVES Act (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 08/01/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 08/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  5. DRAFT, HR-tbd — FCC Reauthorization Act of 2017(summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Will be introduced November 2017)
    • Committees: House Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Latest: 10/11/17 Markup voted from House Communications Subcommittee to main House Energy and Commerce Committee
  6. S.174 — Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 01/17/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: House – 08/04/2017 Held at the desk
B List: Federal Bills to Oppose/Work for Amendments
  1. S.1621 — Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 07/24/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 08/02/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably
  2. S.102 — Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 01/11/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Committee Reports: S. Rept. 115-24
    • Latest: House – 09/12/2017 Held at the desk.
  3. S.604 — Highway Rights-of-Way Permitting Efficiency Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 03/09/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
    • Latest: Senate – 03/09/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
Other Federal Wireless Infrastructure Bills
  1. S.Res.242 — 5G networks deployment strategy resolution (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 8/2/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 08/02/2017 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  2. H.Res.53 — Get out of the way resolution (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 01/13/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
  3. S.742 — Community Broadband Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/28/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 03/28/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  4. HR.3895 — Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 10/02/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology; Education and the Workforce; Foreign Affairs
    • Latest: House – 10/02/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Other FCC-Administration Bills
  1. HR.290 — Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 01/04/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce | Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 01/24/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  2. HR.599 — Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] (Introduced 01/23/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce | Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 01/24/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Other Federal Wireless Spectrum Bills
  1. S.88 — DIGIT Act (tbd)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 01/10/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House – Energy and Commerce
    • Committee Reports: S. Rept. 115-90
    • Latest: House – 08/11/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
  2. HR.686 — DIGIT Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  3. HR.1814 — Rural Spectrum Accessibility Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] (Introduced 03/30/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 03/31/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
  4. HR.1888 — Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 04/04/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Armed Services
    • Latest: House – 04/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  5. HR.2425 — Public Lands Telecommunications Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] (Introduced 05/16/2017)
    • Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
    • Latest: House – 06/27/2017 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent
Other Federal Rural/Digital Divide Bills
  1. S.96 — Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 01/11/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Committee Reports: S. Rept. 115-6
    • Latest: House – 08/04/2017 Held at the desk
  2. S.1104 — Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 05/11/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 05/11/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  3. S.277 — Rural Telecommunications and Broadband Service Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 02/02/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 02/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  4. S.1676 — Broadband Rural Opportunities Act (B-CROP) Act

    • Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 07/31/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
    • Latest: Senate – 07/31/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
  5. HR.800 — New Deal Rural Broadband Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] (Introduced 02/01/2017)
    • Committees: House – Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 02/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.
  6. HR.1546 — Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] (Introduced 03/15/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
  7. HR.2903 — Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 06/15/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 06/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
  8. S.1363 — Rural Broadband Deployment Streamlining Act

    • Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 06/15/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
    • Latest: Senate – 06/15/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  9. HR.600 — Digital GAP Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 01/23/2017)
    • Committees: House – Foreign Affairs | Senate – Foreign Relations
    • Latest: Senate – 01/30/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
Other Federal Wireless Bills
  1. S.228 — Small Business Broadband Deployment Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 01/24/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 01/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  2. HR.1591 — WiFi Capable Mobile Devices Act of 2017 (summary/analysis/bill text)

    • Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 03/16/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
  3. S.993 — Restoring Internet Freedom Act

    • Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 05/01/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 05/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  4. S.449 — DIGITAL AGE Act

    • Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/27/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
    • Latest: Senate – 02/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
  5. S.1013 — Gigabit Opportunity Act

    • Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 05/03/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Finance
    • Latest: Senate – 05/03/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
  6. HR.2870 — Gigabit Opportunity Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] (Introduced 06/12/2017)
    • Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 06/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
  7. HR.2479 — Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 05/17/2017)
    • Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means; Natural Resources
    • Latest: House – 05/26/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
  8. HR.3414 — Disability Mobility Advisory Council Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] (Introduced 07/26/2017)
    • Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Latest: House – 07/27/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
  9. HR.2922 — PREPARE Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] (Introduced 06/15/2017)
    • Committees: House – Homeland Security; Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
    • Latest: House – 06/28/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
  10. S.1410 — Safe DRONE Act of 2017

    • Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 06/22/2017)
    • Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Latest: Senate – 06/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  11. HR-3901) — Moving FIRST Act

    • Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 10/02/2017)
    • Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Latest: House – 10/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Same 2017 US Federal Wireless Bills List, Sorted by House and Bill Number

(All links to congress.gov)

  1. HR-290 — Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2017
  2. HR-599 — Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017
  3. HR-600 — Digital GAP Act
  4. HR-686 — DIGIT Act
  5. HR-800 — New Deal Rural Broadband Act of 2017
  6. HR-1546 — Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017
  7. HR-1591 — WiFi Capable Mobile Devices Act of 2017
  8. HR-1814 — Rural Spectrum Accessibility Act of 2017
  9. HR-1888 — Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2017
  10. HR-2425 — Public Lands Telecommunications Act
  11. HR-2479 — Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act
  12. HR-2870 — Gigabit Opportunity Act
  13. HR-2903 — Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2017
  14. HR-2922 — PREPARE Act
  15. HR-3414 — Disability Mobility Advisory Council Act
  16. HR-3895 — Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017
  17. HR-3901 — Moving FIRST Act
  18. HRes-53 — Get Out of the Way and Stay Out of the Way
  19. S-19 — MOBILE NOW Act
  20. S-88 — DIGIT Act
  21. S-96 — Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
  22. S-102 — Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2017
  23. S-174 — Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017
  24. S-228 — Small Business Broadband Deployment Act of 2017
  25. S-277 — Rural Telecommunications and Broadband Service Act of 2017
  26. S-449 — DIGITAL AGE Act
  27. S-604 — Highway Rights-of-Way Permitting Efficiency Act of 2017
  28. S-742 — Community Broadband Act of 2017
  29. S-993 — Restoring Internet Freedom Act
  30. S-1013 — Gigabit Opportunity Act
  31. S-1104 — Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017
  32. S-1363 — Rural Broadband Deployment Streamlining Act
  33. S-1410 — Safe DRONE Act of 2017
  34. S-1621 — Rural Wireless Access Act of 2017
  35. S-1676 — B-CROP Act
  36. S-1682 — AIRWAVES Act
  37. S-1988 — SPEED Act
  38. Sres-242 — 5G networks deployment strategy resolution