House Approves FCC Consolidated Reporting Act
September 10, 2013 at 4:35 AM (PT)
Congress has passed H.R.2844, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013. The bill is one of the FCC reform bills sent to the full House by the House Energy and Commerce Committee; it is likely to meet opposition in the Senate.
The FCC reform bill, introduced by Rep. STEVE SCALISE (R-LA), requires a biennial report from the Commission to Congress on the state of the communications marketplace, including competition, deployment of advanced telecommunications capability, and the effectiveness of present regulation. The effect would be to consolidate several presently-required reports.
The House approved the measure by a 415-0 vote on a notion to suspend House rules and pass the bill on MONDAY (9/9).